NAIROBI， May 14 (Xinhua) -- United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on Saturday said that it will assist the African continent to transition towards a green economy.
UNEP Regional Climate Change Coordinator Richard Munang told Xinhua in Nairobi that his organization will provide human and institutional capacity to enable the continent embrace green economy initiatives.
""A green economy will provide jobs and sustainable livelihoods for millions in the continent，"" Munang said.
Most Africa states are heavily reliant on fossil fuels to power their economies.
Munang said that fossil fuels contribute to greenhouse gas emissions which have long-term environmental consequences.
He said that Africa contributes less than three percent of global carbon emissions， yet is the most vulnerable continent to the effects of climate change.