A Joint communique on the 17th African Ministerial Conference on Environment and Natural Resources.

Paper author: 
Oxfam and Pan Africa Climate Justice Alliance
Paper publication date: 
Thursday, November 14, 2019

This week, South Africa hosts the 17th Ordinary Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) under the theme: “Taking action for Environment Sustainability and Prosperity in Africa” at the Olive Convention Centre, Durban in South Africa. The meeting began on the 11th and runs up to the 15th November 2019.
According to UNEP, the measures adopted by AMCEN in seeking solutions to environmental concerns in Africa have consistently been participatory and consultative since its inception. The existence of AMCEN has had an impact on the manner in which environmental issues are handled in the region. AMCEN has also contributed to strengthening Africa’s collective voice and engagement in global negotiations and in international agreements on environment. 
Oxfam and Pan Africa Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) jointly participated in Africa Ministerial Conference on Environment, which took place in Durban, South Africa, from 11th -15th November 2019.
The delegation included Oxfam and PACJA’s members/partners drawn from across the entire continent.
The key objective of the participation of the Oxfam and Partners in AMCEN was to carry the hopes, aspirations and concerns of the African people to this gathering.