Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the first part of the 18th session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) convened virtually, from 13-16 September 2021.
The resumed 18th session of the AMCEN will take place on the theme, ‘Securing People’s Well-being and Ensuring Environmental Sustainability in Africa’. The session will focus on the need for people-centered recovery with an emphasis on people’s well-being through environmentally friendly actions that create jobs and improve livelihoods. It will review environmental challenges and opportunities in Africa in the post-COVID-19 era and consider other issues related to sustainable development in the continent.
The session will serve as a platform for delegates to provide policy guidance for the effective participation of Africa in upcoming key global environmental events, such as the UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP 27) in November 2022 and the resumed 15th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in December 2022. The AMCEN session will also provide an opportunity for delegates to be briefed on the outcomes of the resumed fifth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) and on the status of implementation of the resolutions that were adopted at that session, including the development of an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution, with a focus on the organization of Africa’s participation in the intergovernmental negotiating committee (INC) and key issues for the continent on plastic pollution.
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dates: 12-16 September 2022
location: Dakar, Kaolack, Senegal