"Golden opportunity" for Africa to "leapfrog" into green future

Erastus Mwencha, Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission, at the launch of the 2016 Economic Report on Africa, entitled "Greening Africa's Industrialization". UN Photo/Manuel Elias

There's a "golden opportunity" for African countries to "leapfrog" over rival economies into a green future.

That's the message from the chief of the Economic Commission for Africa delivered at UN headquarters on Monday.

Carlos Lopes was launching the 2016 Economic Report on Africa which this year is entitled Greening Africa's Industrialization.

Matthew Wells has more.

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