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19 November 2018 to 23 November 2018
Organised bythe African Union Commission

The African Union Commission is Organizing the 1st forum of the GMES and Africa Support Programme, from 19 to 23 November 2018, in Libreville, Gabon. 

Women breaking stones
Sand, gravel and salt may have a low price per tonne, but their value for domestic development and their potential for local employment creation is significant, especially when compared to the more talked about minerals like copper and gold. With 70% of the world’s population expected to live in cities by 2050, these humble ‘Development Minerals’ will play a crucial role in building homes and urban environments. The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, supported by the EU and UNDP, have initiated a capacity-building programme to develop this sector sustainably and improve livelihood opportunities.
Virunga: Preserving Africa’s national parks through people-centred development
Home to rare and endangered species, the Congo’s national parks are also sites of human conflict. Without addressing the material drivers behind ecological degradation, conservation risks a losing battle. For Virunga, tackling socio-economic challenges facing local populations was a necessity in preserving its natural heritage.
Capacity4dev Team posted an Idea 23 March 2018
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) posted Information 6 July 2017

UN Environment was involved in a series of side events at the UN Ocean Conference held from 5 to 9 June at UN Headquarters in New York.

Key EC-UN Environment side events included:

On Tuesday 6 June:

Anjana Varma uploaded a new Document 27 April 2017

A publication encapsulating the case studies and projects from Phase 1 of the European Commission-funded ACP MEAs programme, which focuses on capacity building in the implementation of multilateral environmental agreements in Africa, Caribbean and the Pacific group of countries. 

 

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