Saturday, July 01, 2006
Africa Environment Outlook 2
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) recently released the second volume of Africa Environment Outlook 2 – Our Environment, Our Wealth (AEO-2), about Africa’s environmental resources as an asset for the region’s development. The report highlights the opportunities presented by the natural resource base to support development and the objectives of the African Union (AU) and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). The report underscores the need for sustainable livelihoods, and the importance of environmental initiatives in supporting them. Chapter Four of the report, Freshwater, recommends implementation of measures in all river basins to ensure the allocation of sufficient water for environmental sustainability and to conserve and restore watershed ecosystems. The report can be read online and downloaded.