The Seventeenth Regular Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) will take place from 11 to 15 November 2019 at the Olive Convention Centre in Durban, South Africa. The Conference will be held under the theme “Taking action for Environmental Sustainability and Prosperity in Africa”.
The focus of the seventeenth session of AMCEN is the need for African countries to take practical action, including implementation of policies, relevant regional and global frameworks, in order for the continent to attain environmental sustainability and prosperity and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Africa’s Agenda 2063. The session will therefore be held under the following theme: “Taking Action for Environmental Sustainability and Prosperity in Africa”. The theme builds on the focus of the seventh special and sixteenth regular sessions of AMCEN on turning environmental policies into action, as well as the need to invest in Innovative Environmental Solutions for accelerating implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2063.