Speaker at the launching of ELD Africa Report

Mesfin Tilahun Gelaye, post doc reasearcher at the School of Economics and Business, was speaker at the launching of the Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) Africa Report.

Speaker at the launching of ELD Africa Report

Mesfin Tilahun Gelaye held presentation with the title "THE ECONOMICS OF LAND DEGRADATION IN AFRICA: Benefits of Action Outweigh Costs" on the launching of the ELD Africa Report and a side event of the 6th Special Session on African Ministerial Conference on Environment (AMCEN) held in Cairo on April 16th-19th. 

The objective of the 6th special session of AMCEN is to provide an opportunity for ministers and experts to deliberate on how to move forward with regard to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Africa. The conference has both expert group and ministerial level meetings. As a result of the meetings and negotiations, African Environmental Ministers decided to welcome "The Economics of Land Degradation in Africa (2015)" report developed through UNEP and use its outcomes as a vehicle for creating new data and generation of policy relevant information that links the biophysical aspects of land degradation with the economic drivers of change as part of the decision on UNCCD and Desertification "Decision 4/SS6: Action for combating desertification, drought, floods and restoring degraded land to achieve a land-degradation-neutral world".

The ELD Africa Report is also made available in French for its wider use in policy design.

Published 26. April 2016 - 11:04 - Updated 28. November 2016 - 10:22