Ubuntu represents the African concept of humanness. It reflects the importance of community, solidarity and sharing. In terms of governance, the concept has begun to be considered more seriously as an approach that privileges community rather than individualism in a variety of sectors, including environment management. Following this trend, it will be argued that it offers a viable approach to contemporary environmental governance. The chapter will begin with the necessary conceptual overview of the notion of Ubuntu, as a worldview rooted in African societies. It will cover the lack of a universally agreed definition of the term and the issue of its difficult transposition in Western epistemological thought, as well as it aims to explore the main elements of Ubuntu (i.e. survival, solidarity, compassion, respect and dignity).