Meeting Madam Minister of Environment with Mr. Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
The fifteenth session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment is organized in Cairo, Egypt from March 4 to 6, 2015 under the theme "Management of natural capital of Africa for Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication ".
Among the items on the agenda is the outcome of the twelfth meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity and coordinated implementation in Africa of the Nagoya Protocol on access to genetic resources and sharing fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from their use.
On the sidelines of the conference, Ms Hakima El Haite, the Minister of State for the Environment, has met with Mr. Braulio Ferreira de Souza, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). This maintains purpose was:
- Discussion on progress and challenges in the implementation of the CBD;
- Question of the ratification of the Nagoya Protocol on access and benefit sharing arising from the utilization of genetic resources; and
- Synergy between the CBD and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
|Keywords||Biodiversity, the Nagoya Protocol, Maintenance, CBD|