It is easy to be sustainable in countries like Germany. But how is the “green economy” movement affecting people in the developing world? Surveyor Efik gave the audience an African perspective during the round table discussion “Green Economy and Poverty Eradication”. He currently is serving on Nigeria’s National Inter-Ministerial Committee on Climate Change, helping the government better understand the social projects taking place in the country. We sat down with him to get some more details:
What kind of projects are there and how are they funded?
You are talking about the REDD projects, a UN strategy for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation. Is this the main environmental problem Nigeria is facing – or are there others?
Are you trying to solve these issues on your own – or are you working with other stakeholders for financing?
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