Over 70 per cent of people living in sub-Saharan Africa depend on forests and woodlands for their livelihoods
Africa is home to some 30 per cent of the world’s mineral reserves
But the region – which is home to roughly 15 per cent of the world’s population as well as some of its most iconic species – has enormous potential for sustainable growth and environmental conservation.
We work with partners to respond to some of Africa’s most urgent challenges.
UN Environment’s Africa Office is located in Nairobi, Kenya. We also have a sub-regional office for West Africa in Côte d'Ivoire, a liaison office in Ethiopia and an office in South Africa.
We work closely with the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN), which was established in 1985 following a conference of African ministers of environment held in Cairo, Egypt.
UN Environment, Africa Office
NOF Block 2, Level 1, South-Wing
P.O. Box 30552, 00100