opened the conference
20-21 September, 2018, Nairobi-Kenya. 1st Africa Environment Partnership Platform (AEPP)
The establishment of Africa Environment Partnership Platform (AEPP) stems from the decision of the 12th Ordinary Session of AMCEN, which took place in Arusha, Tanzania in September 2012. At this AMCEN meeting the African Environment Ministers adopted a decision to establish an African Environment Partnership Platform (AEPP) to “coordinate, mobilize resources, foster knowledge and align support for the implementation of the Environment Action Plan” (AMCEN, 2012). The platform was officially launched at COP 22 in Morocco during the UN Climate Change Conference in November 2016.
- Environmental Crime and Corruption in Africa (2)
Environmental crime, of which the illegal wildlife trade is a part, is the world’s fourth largest crime sector1, affecting many different wild animal and plant species. It involves organized crime groups benefitting from high profits, low risk of detection and low penalties. Wildlife crime is a development issue; it undermines the rule of law, threatens peace and security is facilitated by corruption.
- Status of Implementation of Multi-Lateral Environment Agreements in Africa (2)
The term “Multilateral Environmental Agreement” is a broad term that relates to international instruments through which three or more nations commit to achieving specific environmental goals.
- Innovations and Emerging issues within the Environmental Sector with focus on youth and entrepreneurship (2)
It is significantly noteworthy that Africa, which possesses a vast array of abundant natural resources, is one of the most affected by environmental degradation and is one of the world’s regions that is most vulnerable to climate change. As of today, several countries have or are in the process of developing green economy strategies or action plans at the national level. This includes Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Uganda, Tunisia and Zambia. There is growing evidence that green spaces in cities play a key role in boosting health and productivity
- Africa’s Ecological Futures (2)