Sustainability development in Africa

Desta Mebratu: sustainability transitions and creating a green economy in Africa

Presentation during the PECS 2015 science-policy-practice dialogue

This presentation was part of a dialouge which took place in Cape Town 1-2 November 2015. The dialogue focused on "Opportunities for creating a Good Anthropocene in southern Africa". It stimulated thinking and action around shaping a positive future for the region that simultaneously meets ecological sustainability imperatives as well as pressing needs for human development and social justice.

Dr. Desta Mebratu is the Deputy Director of UNEP Regional Office for Africa (ROA).

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The Program on Ecosystem Change and Society (PECS), is a Future Earth core-project (jointly sponsored by ICSU and UNESCO). PECS aims to integrate research on the stewardship of social–ecological systems, the services they generate, and the relationships among natural capital, human wellbeing, livelihoods, inequality and poverty.


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