Morocco to Host Special Meeting of 16th African Ministerial Conference on

Rabat – Morocco will host the 29th session of the Bureau of the 16th African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) on April 17 and 18 in Skhirat. The meeting falls  within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2026 in Africa, set by the United Nations.Morocco is the Vice-Chair of the Bureau of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment, representing the North African Region for a two-year term (2017-2018). The meeting, which will take place in Skhirat, will reiterate Morocco’s contribution to the sustainable development in Africa.The meeting also aims to review developments on the decisions taken at the 16th AMCEN in Gabon in June 2017, in order to determine the contribution of AMCEN to future global environmental events, including the 14th Conference of the Parties to the Convention and COP 24 on climate change.The conference executive includes representatives for the different regions from Africa, including Morocco, Ethiopia, Cote d’Ivoire, South Africa, and Gabon.The 16th Session of the AMCEN was under the theme “Investing in Innovative Environmental Solutions”  to accelerate implementation of sustainable development in the continent.The conference offered participants the opportunity to discuss climate challenges, as well as the chance to update the ministers of the symposium on the implementation of the “Africa Renewable Energy Initiative, Africa Adaptation Initiative as well as the process of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change,” according to the UN.The ministers and environmental experts also discussed environment-related issues and initiatives related to sustainable development in the continent, including Ocean Governance, “implementation of the action on Illegal Wildlife Trade, migration and environmental security.”

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