Environment, Peace & Security

The exposure of many countries to both climate change and conflict is the greatest driver of poverty, unemployment and hunger
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We owe it to ourselves and to the next generation to conserve the environment so that we can bequeath our children a sustainable world that benefits all.

Wangari Maathai, Environmental Activist

Africa regards the global climate change crisis as the defining development challenge of our time. Scientific evidence and the scenarios projected by the world climate experts and the community of scientists, acknowledged that Africa, as a region, will bear the greatest brunt and suffer the worst devastating effects from the dangerous excesses of global consumption. African countries have been the aggrieved party all along considering that they played a lesser role in exacerbating the menacing global threat. The growing menace of the climate crisis poses considerable risks to Africa’s ambition to sustainably renew itself in a profoundly dynamic manner, thereby endangering the efforts of Member States to optimally achieve an African renaissance.