Environmental Change through Capacity Building: Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific - capacity building related to multilateral environmental agreements(MEAs) in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries

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To address the challenges faced by developing countries in the implementation of multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs), UN Environment joined forces with the European Commission and the Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and initiated a four year project in 2009 to assist 79 countries to enhance their capacities in implementing certain MEAs at the national and regional level.

The ACP MEAs programme – now in its second phase – aims to build on the successes of its first phase where it formulated successful partnerships with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, UN Environment DTU Partnership, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification - Global Mechanism, African Union Commission, Caribbean Community Secretariat, and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme – reflecting the far-reaching mandate of the programme.

  • Developing integrated financing strategies for sustainable land management

Implementing partner: Global Mechanism of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
As a partner in phase 1 of the ACP MEAs programme the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification Global Mechanism (UNCCDGM) was in charge of the sub-component “Combating desertification”. UNCCD-GM streamlines and prioritizes action to build scientific evidence and public awareness; advocates enabling policies; sets standards; mainstreams sustainable land management (SLM) into national socioeconomic development frameworks; and mobilizes resources.

We hope that this publication not only illustrates some of the success stories and lessons learnt during the first phase but can also serve as a critical resource for policy makers, development practitioners and those involved in capacity building in the environmental field.

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