Inaugural African Ministerial Summit on Biodiversity Adopts Regional Agenda for Accelerated Ecosystem Restoration |…


15 November 2018: African ministers meeting on the eve of the 2018 UN Biodiversity Conference adopted an action agenda aimed at ensuring a coherent approach to addressing the interlinked challenges of biodiversity loss, land degradation and climate change. The Ministerial Summit on Biodiversity brought together 30 African ministers responsible for the environment and related sectors.

The Summit convened on 13 November 2018, in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, under the theme, ‘Land and Ecosystem Degradation and Restoration: Priorities for Increased Investments in Biodiversity and Resilience in Africa.’

Ministers outlined progress towards ecosystem restoration, and announced new commitments and targets aimed at accelerating and upscaling ecosystem restoration by 2030.

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