Source: Afrik 21, June 2021

The concept of “the environment” really took shape in Africa in the 1990s. It is especially highlighted in the wake of the “Earth Summit” in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. World event at the end of which the taking into account of ecological issues in development policies was gradually consecrated as a planetary leitmotif. In Africa, the evolution of the concept of environmental protection will also be marked by the continent’s vulnerability to the effects of climate change.

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