The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has participated in the Second Global Meeting of National Focal Points of the Fifth Montevideo Programme for the Development and Implementation of Environmental Law and Training on Legal Preparedness for the Ratification of the Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) Treaty in Nairobi, Kenya.

The meeting was organised under the Fifth Montevideo Programme, which is the UN decade of action for the development and implementation of environmental rule of law and each member state of the United Nations designates a National Focal Point that guides

the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in the development and implementation of environmental law at the national level.

They maintained that, the priority areas of the programme include climate change, pollution, and biodiversity loss.

The National Focal of Sierra Leone for the programme is Gibrilla Kamara, the Manager of Legal Affairs, Compliance, and Enforcement (LACE) at the Environment Protection Agency.

He was among the global leaders chosen to make a presentation on the topic- Air Quality Good Governance: Facilitating Access to Procedural Rights and Access to Justice for Clean Air, during the side event organised by the Law Division of the UNEP.

During the final regional consultation of the African Regional Group, Gibrilla Kamara was unanimously elected by the distinguished delegates of the African Region to coordinate the Network of National Focal Points of Africa for the effective implementation of environmental law in the region.

He also participated in the global training on the agreement under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biological Diversity in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction held on June 6th, 2024.