By Mudecha Aramathani
In a bid to tackle climate change dilemmas, Ministers from the 54 African Countries during the 18th Session of African Ministerial Conference on the Environment(AMCEN) in Dakar Senegal, have developed a series of strategies to curb down the adverse effects of climate changes.
During the session, the Ministers agreed to stop burning , and eliminate open dumping of waste in Africa. In the strategy to achieve this move , these Ministers agreed to interest the development partners to support African countries manage the black carbon emissions out of the continent.
In the other strategies the African Ministers also agreed to sensitize the Africans to increase their awareness about the health sustainable development. The urgent and collective measures are blended to order all African countries respect the decisions of AMCEN.
According to the Guardian ePaper post, the President of the AMCEN, also the Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development of Senegal, H.E. Abdou Karim Sall, stressed that the Session is made to promote Regional Health, energy, food, and financial crises that have eaten up Africa for many years.
The Conference’s theme moves on, “Securing People’s well being and ensuring environmental sustainability in Africa”.
The representative of UN Special Presidential Envoy on Climate, John Kerry, who attended the Session, appreciated the decision of AMCEN and informed the Ministers that the African Climatic Change Dilemma need collective efforts and not a single state fight.
“It is an honor to join year’s AMCEN, where I hope to offer a few thoughts, but mostly hear from you… our challenge is too big for any one nation- or group of nations to solve alone. We need to work together as the private sector, civil society, governments, and tribal and indigenous groups , to win the battle here. Partnership will be key in Africa and beyond,”said John Kerry.
If this move is embraced by all the African countries, the Climate Change adverse effects will be managed at the continent.
But the question still remains if the individual countries environmental policies will allias with with the Continental and Regional decisions.