Report on UNEP/ECA mission on evaluation and assessment of and advice on national environmental; machineries in selected African countries (project FP/0302/75/13) : Tunisia (27 February-2 March 1976)
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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Discussions with various officials revealed that there is no institutionalized environmental machinery in Tunisia. Consequently, Tunisia needs advice more than evaluation on environmental machinery and the presence of the Association for the Protection of Fixture and the environment is a good source of environmental consciousness. The Government is aware of the environmental problems but corrective action is ad hoc and systematized. The immediate problems are those arising from a tourism oriented economy The rural sector with about 70 per cent of the population is faced with serious soil erosion problems arising from lack of conservation measures. The population growth is low - 2.13 and is likely to remain low in view of existing aggressive population growth control policy. However, the overall country position with regard to renewable natural resources is gradually sliding.