EPA Holds One-day Dialogue on “Gaborone Declaration” Today

first_imgA High level Panel comprising an international environmental delegation under the Gaborone Declaration Secretariat and the Government of Liberia will today, August 18, hold a one-day formal discussion in Monrovia on the implementation of provisions in the Gaborone Agreement.The Gaborone Declaration ensures that the contribution of natural capital to sustainable economic growth, maintenance and improvement of social capital and human well-being, are quantified and integrated into development and business practice.Foreign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan will deliver a special statement on Liberia’s position at the opening of the meeting, while Finance and Development Minister, Amara Konneh, will speak on behalf of the Liberian Government at the close of the meeting.An EPA release said the executive director of the agency, Anyaa Vohiri, will make presentation on natural resource from the perspective of the environment in Liberia with respect to the Gaborone Declaration Agreement.The forum, according to the release, will seek to present the proposed five outcomes to be pursued under the Gaborone Declaration, present factual baseline information collected regarding national ongoing initiatives that contribute to the Gaborone Declaration action statements, identify country priorities and how the secretariat can support them.It is expected to also encourage the appointment of focal points for countries that have not yet done so, and introduce the secretariat among others.It can be recalled that in May 2012, Liberia, Botswana, Ghana, Namibia, Tanzania, Mozambique, Rwanda, Gabon, Kenya and South Africa signed the Gaborone Declaration reaffirming their commitment to implement all conventions and declarations that promote sustainable development.Meanwhile, members of the Environmental Delegation in Liberia include Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, Senior Policy Advisor, Conservation International; Jaco Venter, Senior Technical Director, GDSA Secretariat; Margarita Mora, Regional Manager for Latin America, Conservation Stewards Program; and Lina Barrera, Senior Director, International policy, Conservation International.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img

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