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2015 African Ecological Futures Report makes celebrating and sustaining natural resources a centrepiece for sustainable development



Posted on 26 May 2015
The cover page for the African Ecological Futures Report
© WWF Regional Office for Africa
WWF in collaboration with the African Development Bank today launched a far-reaching 2015 African Ecological Futures report, on the sidelines of the African Development Bank  (AfDB)
50th  Annual  Meetings  in  Abidjan.  In  attendance  at  the  event  was  AfDB  
President,  Donald Kaberuka, WWF Director General, Marco Lambertini, various dignitaries and guests attending the AfDB Annual Meetings.
 
The report is a landmark publication of The African Ecological Futures project, an initiative of the WWF Regional Office for Africa and funded by AfDB. The project seeks to provide sustainable growth that understands and responds to the erosion of Africa’s ecological base.
 
The Report engages key decision makers across Africa in a process to identify and interrogate Africa’s ecological and environmental future. It presents environmental pressures and identifies emerging scenarios as a means to engage African governments, citizens and decision makers in a process   of   examining   the   social, economic   and   environmental   implications   of   potential trajectories inherent for the continent today.
 
“Africa has a huge and diverse natural resource base as well as a rich ecosystem suited for economic development. Africa’s economic growth is already a defining global story and likely to remain so for the rest of the 21st Century.  As the continent embraces improved prospects of growth in the coming decades, we need to interrogate the extent to which Africa’s growth is contributing to improvements in livelihoods and reduction in poverty, as well as its overall sustainability,” said Mr. Donald Kaberuka, Out-going AfDB President and Mr. Marco Lambertini, WWF’s Director General in a joint statement.

Download African Ecological Futures Report here