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Rwanda’s Minister of Environment and Chairperson of the 7th EAC Sectoral Council of Ministers on Environment and Natural Resources, Dr. Jeanne d’Arc Mujawamariya (third right), and other officials hold the report of the meeting. Also in the photo are (from left) Hon. Christophe Bazivamo (EAC Deputy Secretary General in charge of Productive and Social Sectors), Dr. Deo Rurema (Burundi’s Minister for Environment, Agriculture and Livestock); Mr. Sam Cheptoris (Uganda’s Minister for Water and Environment);; Dr. Chris Kiptoo (Kenya’s Principal Secretary for Environment and Forestry), and; Dr. Hamisi Kigwangalla (Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Tanzania).

EAC Partner States directed to enforce laws banning plastic carrier bags

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 10th February, 2020: East African Community Partner States have been directed to enforce relevant laws to effectively ban the manufacture and use of plastic carrier bags with immediate effect.

The 7th Meeting of the EAC Sectoral Council on Environment and Natural Resources Management which met in Dodoma, Tanzania further directed Partner States that have not completely banned the single use plastic and plastic carrier bags to do so urgently.

So far, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania have fully enforced the ban on the manufacture of single use plastic and plastic carrier bags.

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In this photo taken Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, a Samburu boy uses a wooden stick to try to swat a swarm of desert locusts filling the air, as he herds his camel near the village of Sissia, in Samburu county, Kenya. The most serious outbreak of desert locusts in 25 years is spreading across East Africa and posing an unprecedented threat to food security in some of the world's most vulnerable countries, authorities say, with unusual climate conditions partly to blame. (AP Photo/Patrick Ngugi)

7th Meeting of the Sectoral Council on Environment and Natural Resources Management underway in Dodoma, Tanzania

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 4th February, 2020:  The 7th Meeting of the EAC Sectoral Council on Environment and Natural Resources is currently underway in Dodoma, United Republic of Tanzania.

The objective of the five-day meeting is to review progress and provide policy guidance on the implementation of Environment and Natural Resource Management matters.

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Delegates attending the COMESA/EAC Regional Consultative Workshop in Kigali ahead of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment and the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP25) meeting

COMESA and EAC develop Position Papers on Climate Change Negotiations

East African Community Headquarters, Kigali , Rwanda 13th November, 2019: The East African Community (EAC) and Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Secretariats have come up with position papers to guide negotiations of the Africa Group of Negotiators (AGN) for United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) also known as Conference of Parties (COP25) set for 2-13 December 2019 in Madrid, Spain.

The Position papers were agreed upon during a two-day regional technical consultative workshop in Kigali on 8 – 9 November 2019. The Secretariats, both beneficiaries of the European Union’s ACP’s Global Climate Change Alliance Plus (GCCA+) grant, jointly organized the Pre-COP25 technical meeting to come up with regional position papers consolidated from national positions of their respective member countries for submission to the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) to guide Africa in the negotiations during COP25 sessions.

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EAC and USAID launch new programme for Conservation and Management of region's natural capital

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 1st November, 2019: The East African Community in collaboration with the US Agency for International Development Kenya/East Africa (USAID/KEA) have launched a new programme for the conservation and sustainable use of East Africa’s natural capital.

The Conservation and Management of the Region's Natural Capital Programme is an initiative that seeks to improve the collaborative management and conservation of trans-boundary natural resources, reduce wildlife poaching and trafficking, and increase the perceived value of living wildlife.

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