Tagged on: Africa

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
Regional Sector Report: Integrated Waste Management Focus on Green Business Development - Switch Africa Green
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Office for Project Services

Overall objective of the SAG programme is to support the 6 countries to achieve sustainable development as a transition towards an inclusive green economy, based on sustainable consumption and production patterns, while generating growth, creating decent jobs and reducing poverty. Focused on four priority sectors and a set of cross cutting issues identified based on the needs and priorities of national stakeholders in the six countries during the inception phase of the project.


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2019
African Guarantee Fund Presentation to SWITCH Africa Green Regional Sector Meeting
Lumumba, Patrick

African Guarantee Fund Presentation


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2019
Africa Agriculture and Trade Investment Fund: SWITCH Africa Green Regional Sector Meeting on Sustainable Agriculture, 2019
United Nations Environment Programme

The mission of the meeting was to realise the potential of Africa’s agricultural production, manufacturing, service provision and trade for the benefit of the poor and to support additional decent employment and income generation for farmers, entrepreneurs and laborers alike


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2019
Financing for Enterprises in the Sector: Creating an Enabling Environment for Circular Economy and Integrated Waste Management – Switch Africa Green
Niyonzima, Steven

Financing for enterprises in the sector:Creating an enabling environment for circular economy and integrated waste management - presentation at a regional meeting on integrated waste management


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2019
Promoting Knowledge Management and Skills Development Policies on biogas in Ghana: Policies and gaps
Pumpuni, Moses Yaw

The increasing world wide awareness and concern about the environmental impacts of fossil fuels coupled with the oil price shocks of the early 1970s,
1980s, 2007/8, and likely future price hikes, have lent enormous weight to a switch to renewable energy sources.


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2019