The 16th African Ministerial conference on environment (CMAE), opens this June 12th, 2017, in Libreville


After Cairo in Egypt, in March 2015, the member countries of the African Ministerial conference on environment (CMAE),find themselves in Libreville this week,as part of their 16th Ministerial Conference.

Under the theme « Investing in Innovative Environmental Solutions to Accelerate the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2063 in Africa », work of this 16th African ministerial conference on the environment will allow the ministers and experts up to that point to take stock of the great decisions taken, on the environment at the world level.

Will be thus in the center of the debates, the resolutions taken in particular within the framework of the COP 21 in Paris in 2015 as on those of the COP 22 in Marrakech in Morocco, in 2016. In addition, the experts will lean on arrangements of the 13th session of the Conference of the Parts to Convention of the United Nations on the fight against the desertification, which will be held in China in September 2017, as those of the 23rd session of Convention of the United Nations on the climate changes, which will be held next December, in Bonn in Germany.

This 16th session of the CMAE will allow participants to revisit the main issues that will be discussed at the 3rd United Nations Environment Assembly in October 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya, in order to agree on the African common position.

During this meeting, the ministers will be able to also take stock of the implementation of the Initiative for renewable energies in Africa and of the Initiative for the adaptation in Africa like on work of the intergovernmental group of expert on the evolution of the climate.

In addition, under the Gabonese presidency, the ministers and experts will study the action taken on the decisions adopted with the 15th session and the 6th extraordinary session of the CMAE as well as other new questions being an interest for the region.