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AMCEN Q and A
United Nations Environment Programme

A description of what AMCEN is and why it matters.


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2019
The Maputo Convention on the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources: Conference of Heads of State and Government of the African Union - Note
United Nations Environment Programme, Burkina Faso, Ministry of Environment, Green Economy and Climate Change
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2019
Advancing the Sustainable Blue (Ocean-based) Economy in Africa - Note by the Secretariat
United Nations Environment Programme

A sustainable blue or ocean economy, therefore, seeks to promote economic growth, responsible production and consumption, social inclusion, the preservation or improvement of livelihoods and the environmental sustainability of aquatic, marine and coastal areas. In Africa, the 2050 Africa’s Integrated Maritime Strategy, adopted by the African Union in January 2014, guides and sharpens the focus of the continent in delivering an integrated and multidimensional blue or ocean economy.


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2019
Enhancing the Circular Economy in Africa - Note by the Secretariat
United Nations Environment Programme

This note presents the key areas for transition to a circular economy, namely the policy and regulatory framework needed to support the circular economy; the green financing mechanism; and retooling and reskilling, awareness-raising and knowledge-sharing. It highlights opportunities for the circular economy in Africa and concludes by focusing attention on a number of potential areas for action, including scaling up existing circular economy practices; integrating the circular economy into national and regional development plans; information and knowledge management regarding the circular economy. Other areas of action include advancing political will; supporting access to affordable green financing and sustainable markets, with a particular focus on micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises.


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2019
Report of the Expert Group Segment - African Ministerial Conference on the Environment, Seventeenth Session
United Nations Environment Programme, African Ministerial Conference on the Environment
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2019
Africa Regional Environment Information Network Meeting (AEIN) 12th – 14th March 2018
United Nations Environment Programme

Report of the Africa Regional Environment Information Network Meeting (AEIN) 12th – 14th March 2018, Cairo, Egypt.


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2019
Report of the Expert Group Segment: African Ministerial Conference on the Environment - Seventeenth Session
United Nations Environment Programme, African Ministerial Conference on the Environment
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2019
Chair’s Summary - Consultative Meeting on the Development of an African Strategy for Ocean Governance
United Nations Environment Programme

A Consultative Meeting on the Development of an African Strategy for Ocean Governance was held at the United Nations Offices in Nairobi, 29-30 November 2018 to discuss possible elements to be included in the African Strategy for Ocean Governance. The meeting was organized by United Nations Environment Programme, and was attended by 45 participants from African countries, international organizations, regional seas programmes, regional economic bodies and research institutes.


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2018
Report of the Consultative Meeting on the Development of an African Strategy for Ocean Governance
United Nations Environment Programme

Report of the Consultative Meeting on the Development of an African Strategy for Ocean Governance. The meeting was held in Nairobi, 29-30 November 2018.


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2018
Report of the Africa Environment Partnership Platform on the Work of its First Meeting
United Nations Environment Programme, New Partnership for Africa's Development

Report of the Africa Environment Partnership Platform on the work of its first meeting


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2018