High-level African conference on the green economy held in Oran in Algeria


"Mohamed Benahmed" Conventions Center, ORAN- (Algeria) - 22 and 23 February 2014 - An African conference on the green economy was held under the chairmanship of His Excellency Abdelmalek Sellal, Prime Minister. The Oran conference assembled thirty African Ministers of the Environment and Sustainable Development, and representatives of international organizations and institutions, the United Nations University, the World Bank, regional banks, specialized bodies of the United Nations   and the African Union working in the fields of environment, nutrition and health.


The opening ceremony was marked by speeches by the representative of the African Union, the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Mr. Achim Steiner, the honorary president of the Rio +20 network, Mr. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Minister of Territorial Management and the Environment, Mrs. Dalila Boudjemâa. The opening address was delivered by His Excellency Abdelmalek Sellal,   Prime Minister of Algeria.


The conference is part of efforts in the fight against poverty and the promotion of sustainable development based on a green economy and provided a platform for discussions on the African concept of the green economy, in a fast changing international context.


At the end of the conference, joint commitments were adopted towards environmental protection and the development of a green economy in Africa which is hard hit by the effects of global warming, and faces high population growth and urbanization rates that require sustainable development policies.

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An African conference on the green economy in Oran: Africa suffers acutely from the effects of global warming. Its strong population growth and rapid urbanization require sustainable development policies. Forty African ministers met on 22 and 23 February in Oran, Algeria, to develop joint commitments for environmental protection and the development of a green economy. They thus sought to reaffirm their desire for change ahead of the Climate Conference to be held in Paris in 2015.... Read more...

Maghrebdz: African Conference on the Green Economy: Sellal unveils Algerian roadmap for preserving the environment - Read more...

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Arnold Schwarzenegger: "Africa must protect its environment" ...


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