Senegal's new national platform on the green economy

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22 February 2018, Dakar, Senegal – Senegal has established a National Platform on the Green Economy aimed at stimulating green growth and development. 

The multi-stakeholder platform will be a forum for dialogue, information sharing and coordinating action on issues such as green financing, climate change, green jobs, and the sustainable exploitation of the country’s oil and gas resources.

The announcement came during the Green Economy Days event in Dakar (February 20-21) organized by the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development in collaboration with the Institute of Environmental Sciences (ISE) and the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE).

Participants from the Senegalese government, local authorities, civil society, workers’ and employers’ organizations, and academic institutions focused on the following issues and made several recommendations during the event: