Frank Sperling

COP19: Frank Sperling, African Development Bank, on green growth

COP19 (18/11/13) – Frank Sperling, Chief Climate Change Specialist at the African Development Bank, says climate change is intrinsically linked to the development of a country.

Sperling says countries need to find ways to develop greener rather than follow in the high carbon footsteps of developed countries. We need to find ways on identify ways for countries to grow greener.

Green growth in Africa is important to empower those countries by maximising the use of their natural resources but minimising waste and pollution.

He says green growth cannot happen overnight, it needs to happen in steps.