Tuesday, May 24, 2016
The United Nations Environment Program released on 19 May 2016 its Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-6): Regional Assessments. It includes a four page summary for Africa and the entire regional report as well as those for other world regions. While Africa has 80 percent of the world's reserve of agricultural land, its environment is under pressure from urbanization and industrialization as well as a growing population. This has resulted in the degradation of air, land, and water quality.