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Africa Environment Outlook-3. Our Environment, Our Health. Summary for policy makers

Africa Environment Outlook-3. Our Environment, Our Health. Summary for policy makers
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). February 2013
  • The Africa Environment Outlook (AEO) is a tool of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) for monitoring environmental management in Africa. This issue (AEO-3) focuses on the linkages between environment and health. The AEO-3 report begins by highlighting the major drivers of environmental change in Africa and their implications for human health. It also assesses environment and health linkages in the region by focusing on seven priority themes: air quality; biodiversity; chemicals and waste; climate change and variability; coastal and marine resources; freshwater and sanitation; and land. In addition, the report contains a scenario analysis and teases out a series of policy directions. Based on the findings of the thematic assessments and scenario analysis, the report concludes by setting forth transformative policy directions to ensure a sustainable future.
  • Geographical coverage: Africa
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Environment, Health, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Sanitation, Water availability, Water supply
  • Main target audience: Policy makers
  • Main purpose: Assessment
  • Type of resource: Key messages
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Published in 2014