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GEO Africa StoryMap: Africa’s demographic challenges and opportunities

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Duration: November 2015 - December 2015

As a GEO side product, a draft story map on the UNEP Africa’s demographic challenges and opportunities has been produced. This story map is based on UNEP’s GEO-6 Africa Regional Assessment. Africa’s demographic changes provide both challenges and opportunities for a transition to a sustainable future. Rapidly expanding populations can stress ecosystems and accelerate environmental degradation. In addition, environmental degradation and climate change add further pressures to achieving the social and economic objectives of sustainable development. However, a young and growing population provides unparalleled opportunities to engage in social innovation and entrepreneurism as well as provide the next generation of stewards for the environment.

UNEP region: Africa

UNEP priorities:

GRID unit: Global and regonal reporting (GEO)

project member: Pascal Peduzzi
project member: Karin Allenbach

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