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The sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) Regional Assessment for Africa paints a comprehensive picture of the environmental factors contributing to human health and well-being at the regional level.
his assessment is founded on the understanding that Africa has the potential to significantly contribute to the world economy and to ensure healthy living conditions for its citizens. It also recognises the abundant natural assets that the region possesses, and the various threats they face. The purpose of this assessment is to evaluate and analyse Africa’s state of the environment, and use the scientific evidence so generated to support environmental policy and decision making.
The assessment is structured in three main chapters as follows: