Sharm El-Sheikh, 12 November 2022 (TDI): The Executive Director of the United (UN) Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), Inger Anderson met the African Union (AU) Commissioner, Josefa Sacko for collaboration.

The meeting between the two officials took place on the sidelines of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP27).

The two sides held a dialogue on how to tackle the triple planetary crisis of climate, nature, and pollution. They looked more into the various ways both representatives and their organizations can play a greater role in this course.

The issue of the triple planetary crisis which includes climate disruption, nature and biodiversity loss, pollution, & waste has been a great burden on the world at large. The fight against climate change cannot be won if these three areas are not well tackled.

The UNEP under the leadership of Inger Anderson is seeking to ensure that the AU collaborates with it to win this battle. The Executive Director of the UNEP had this conversation with her counterpart to establish suitable ground on the issue.

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

The UNEP is responsible for coordinating responses to environmental issues within the United Nations system. The United Nations’ ability to tackle climate issues made it possible to establish the UNEP to help with that.

The Africa Union

The Africa Union (AU) is a continental union of independent African countries that seeks to ensure that the well-being of member countries is cared for.

The union tackles various issues on the continent ranging from issues on conflict zones to climate. All African independent countries are a member of this body. The UNEP-AU relations have helped to solve a lot of African issues.

Both organizations have helped to solve the problems of the continent in terms of climate-related issues. The collaboration will go a long way to help both organizations tackle the issues on the grounds.