Climate Change and Environment

The importance of policy and regulatory reform in the environmental sector in Africa

11 October 2013

Key Objectives of AU-NEPAD's Environment Action Plan (EAP):

  • Contribute to NEPAD implementation through the environment initiative
  • Promote sustainable use of Africa’s natural resources and strengthen public and political support to environmental initiatives
  • Promote environmental issues into poverty reduction strategies

Conference Report of Southern Providers South-South Cooperation: Issues and Emerging Challenges

27 August 2013

The 'Conference of Southern Providers on South-South Cooperation: Issues and Emerging Challenges', organized jointly by Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) in New Delhi on April 15-16 April 2013, proved to be a pioneering initiative which has promoted a much needed discourse on international development cooperation.

A Climate for Change: New Thinking on Governance for Sustainability

23 June 2013 to 27 June 2013

Why this topic and why now?:

As the 21st century advances, the world faces worsening challenges to economic prosperity, human wellbeing, and environmental integrity - directly impacting life chances for upcoming generations. We recognize the problems but still struggle to secure fast, fair and inclusive progress towards a more sustainable future.


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