Africa Environment Outlook 3 (AEO 3) - Authors guide





AEO-3 will be divided into three parts as indicated below. An indication of the areas of focus is given. PART I a. Picks up on the backward linkage to AEO-1 and 2, focusing on issues, state and trends of the environment in the region; conducts a review of persistent environmental problems; undertakes indicator-based analysis towards meeting environmental goals and targets; identifies emerging health and environmental issues and potential tipping points; conducts key informants survey with the AMCEN Bureau on the effectiveness of the AEO process and the usefulness of the policy options provided by the previous AEO reports to AMCEN. Draws attention to some of the environment- health issues that may have been alluded to or implied in the policy options.. b. Identifies and assesses priority health and environment inter- linkages in Africa, with special focus on risks. c. Highlights emerging issues and assesses trends related to health and environment in the region. d. Assesses opportunities for technology and policy interventions for both mitigating and adapting to the impacts of environmental change in Africa, especially in addressing the health and environment inter-linkages. Highlights opportunities and benefits of sound environmental management to human well-being to foster, amongst others, more investment in preventive health care that addresses environmental issues systematically.. PART II


e. Assesses challenges and opportunities of key cross-cutting issues, particularly as they relate to how environment can contribute to the sustainable development goals and targets, and how environmental degradation can impede progress towards those targets, focusing on vulnerable groups, species, ecosystems and areas. Issues highlighted in the Bali Strategic Plan for Technology Support and Capacity-building will be of particular significance. f. Defines appropriate policy actions (or response options) for dealing with the environment-health challenges within the framework of the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation.

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