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Zambia set to join global green growth body

12 Nov 2021, 02:22 GMT+10

LUSAKA, Nov. 11 (Xinhua) -- Zambia has reaffirmed its commitment to join the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in the country's efforts to combat climate change, a government official said on Thursday.

Minister of Green Economy and Environment Collins Nzovu reaffirmed the country's commitment when he held a meeting with GGGI Director-General Frank Rijisberman on the sidelines of the ongoing 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, according to a release.

The Zambian minister said the southern African nation wanted to benefit from the treat-based inter-governmental international development body in efforts to combat climate change.

During the talks the two parties agreed to speed up the ratification of Zambia's membership which was expected to be concluded in the first quarter of 2022, he added.

On his part, the GGGI chief said the organization was ready to help Zambia with technical assistance that would kick-start the process of developing a green growth strategy, development engagement strategy for the private sector, civil society organizations and academia.

Established in 2012 at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, the GGGI aims to promote green growth, a growth paradigm characterized by a balance of economic growth and environmental sustainability.

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