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Gaborone Declaration adopted

In an effort to show to the world their commitment to taking issues of environmental destruction and climate change head on, 10 African countries’ leaders converged in Gaborone to carve a solidarity document that would be presented at next month’s Rio 20+ summit. The Botswana government in collaboration Conservation International hosted representatives from Liberia, Namibia, Tanzania, Mozambique, Rwanda, Gabon, Kenya, South Africa and Ghana at the Gaborone International Conference Centre for a two day Summit in a bid to churn out a long term agreement on how to restore and sustain the environment while still fostering economic and human development of communities.....

 

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