African Ministers of Environment from across Africa will be converging in Libreville, Gabon, from 12th – 16th June, 2017 for the 16th Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) on the theme "Investing in Innovative Environmental Solutions to accelerate implementation of Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2063 in Africa" The Conference, coming after the 15th Session of AMCEN held in Cairo, Egypt, March 2nd -6th, 2016; UNFCCC –COP22 held Marrakech, Morocco in November 7th- 18th , 2016 and UNFCCC- Bonn Climate Change Conference (SB46) held in Bonn, May 8th -18th , 2017. This meeting will not only provide an opportunity for African Governments to discuss on challenges of the implementation of SDGs and Africa Agenda 2063 for the continent but also take stock of their performance at UNFCCC-COP22 and Bonn SB46 on the implementation of the Paris Agreement. Other key focus at this meeting will be on the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI), Africa Adaptation Initiative (AAI) among others. All these issues are also closely linked with the Paris Agreement which came into force on the 4th of November 2016.
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