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Further to the global and continental development agenda, the African Ministers for Environment provided a mandate to UN Environment Africa office, through AMCEN secretariat, to set up African Women Energy Entrepreneurs Framework and use as a vehicle to coordinate and implement the key functions and its strategic priorities. These decisions include:

  • African Renewable Energy Initiative that is set to achieve at least 10 GW of new and additional renewable energy generation capacity by 2020, and mobilize the African potential to generate at least 300 GW by 2030.
  • Decisions made by the African Ministers for Environment (i) during their 16th session of African Ministerial Conference (AMCEN-16) in their declaration on Investing in Innovative Environmental Solutions held in Libreville, Gabon (June 2017);
  • Decisions made during 14th session of AMCEN (AMCEN-14) in implementation of AMCEN Regional Flagship Programme on “ African Sustainable Energy Development in Africa” in support of the implementation of Rio+20 outcome in Africa (2014)
  • “Aide Memoire” signed between UN Environment Africa office and the African Union Commission (AUC)’s Department for Infrastructure and Energy on the subject of cooperation and collaboration on Sustainable Energy Development Programmes in Africa.

In the Libreville Declaration on Investing in Innovative Environmental Solutions, the African Ministers of Environment mandated the UN Environment Africa office (AMCEN Secretariat) to play a role and responsibility in (i) up-scaling the development and use of clean renewable energy to drive sustainable development on the African continent and to acknowledge\ and support the work of the Africa

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