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Environment, Climate Change, Water, Land and Natural Resources

Environment, Climate Change, Water, Land and Natural Resources

DREA’s work on environment and natural resources focuses on:

  1. Advancing Africa’s Climate Change Agenda, including supporting Africa’s negotiations on climate change at global level, through facilitation of effective coordination around African Common Position on Climate Change, and formulation of an African Climate Change Strategy;
  2. Enhancing capacities of Member States and RECs to access near-real time environmental, natural resources, and climate information for policy and decision-making, and development planning by improving Africa’s exploitation of earth observation technologies through the implementation of the Monitoring for Environment and Security in Africa (MESA) programme formerly called the African Monitoring of the Environment for Sustainable Development (AMESD) Program; and operationalizing, in partnership with UNECA and AfDB, the program on Climate for Development in Africa (ClimDEV Africa).
  3. Building Member States’ capacities for improved performance in terms of discharging their responsibilities and derive benefits from Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs);
  4. Implementation of the Great Green Wall for the Sahara and Sahel Initiative (GGWSSI) – as part of the efforts to combating land degradation and desertification. The Initiative serves as an important platform and instrument towards bringing together key actors and partners at various levels for a concerted action.
  5. Advancing the African Water and Sanitation agenda, in terms of implementation of the Sharm El-Sheikh Commitments on Water and Sanitation, and supporting the Water Basin initiatives.
  6. Facilitating the formulation and implementation of Integrated African Strategy on Meteorology (Weather and Climate Services) to enhance weather and climate service delivery for sustainable development through cooperation among AU Member States in collaboration with the African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology (AMCOMET), and its Secretariat, the World Meteorological Organization;
  7. Facilitating and coordination of the implementation of the Africa Regional Strategy on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and its Programme of Action (PoA) in line with the Hyogo Framework for Action.

Achievements on Implementation of programs on Environment Climate Change, Water and Land Management Division