UN urges African civil society to advance Africa’s environmental agenda – Xinhua


NAIROBI, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) — The UN Environment on Saturday called on African civil society organizations (CSOs) to help advance essential environmental agenda that are critical to the effective implementation of policies and projects in the field of environment and sustainable development.

Juliette Biao Koudenoukpo, Director and Regional Representative at UN Environment Africa office, said that the CSOs could shape African countries’ innovative solutions to tackle environmental challenges that are facing the society.

“Use your networks and diplomacy to shape the environmental agenda in the continent,” Koudenoukpo said during the opening a two-day African Major Groups and Stakeholders forum in Nairobi.

Koudenoukpo said there is need to move faster from “business as usual” approach and…

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