Report on UNEP/ECA mission on evaluation and assessment of and advice on national environmental machineries selected African Countries (PROJECT FP/0302/75/13) : Ivory Coast 7-17 February 1976
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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The Ministry of Education's interest in environmental problems should be pointed out. The Minister recently suggested that problems related to the environment and to pollution should be included in the biology, and ecology classes at all levels. Sub-committee further intends to set up a National Association to be entitled "Youth and Nature". This Association will have the task of making the public aware of the importance of the protection of nature by undertaking practical actions as a contribution to the national effort.Another task of the Sub-committee consists of making an inventory of the legal texts regarding the protection of the environment as well as preparing a bibliography of studies and research useful to the National Environment Commission and other agencies for their future activities.It is also in charge of relations on behalf of the National Environment commission with international organisations, particularly UNEP.The activities of this commission are carried out on the initiative of the Minister of planning who is also the cor-ordinating authority. The terms of reference are broad and attempt to cover national and global environmental concerns. The Secretary-General to the National Environment Commission is appointed by presidential decree.