15 Dec 2020
Venue: Online | Webex
This briefing is specially targeted to member states who are not represented in Nairobi, where UNEP has its headquarters, and also open to all stakeholders, will discuss the preparations for the 5th Session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-5), scheduled to take place virtually in February 2021.
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About the UN Environment Assembly
The United Nations Environment Assembly is the world’s highest-level decision-making body on the environment. It addresses the critical environmental challenges facing the world today. Understanding these challenges and preserving and rehabilitating our environment is at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The Environment Assembly meets biennially to set priorities for global environmental policies and develop international environmental law. Through its resolutions and calls to action, the Assembly provides leadership and catalyses intergovernmental action on the environment. Decision-making requires broad participation, which is why the Assembly provides an opportunity for all peoples to help design solutions for our planet’s health.
About the 5th session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-5)
The fifth session of the UN Environment Assembly will take place in two-parts, a reduced (de minimis) session in February 2021 and a resumed session in February 2022. It will mobilize, motivate and energize member States and stakeholders into sharing and implementing successful approaches and nature based solutions that contribute to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly the eradication of poverty and the promotion of sustainable patterns of consumption and production.
The theme “Strengthening Actions for Nature to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals” calls for strengthened action to protect and restore nature and the nature-based solutions to achieve the sustainable development goals in its three complementary dimensions (social, economic and environmental).
About this briefing
This briefing is specially dedicated to member states who are not represented in Nairobi, where UNEP has its headquarters, but also open to all stakeholders, will discuss the preparations of the 5th Session of the UN Environment Assembly.
Europe Director, UNEP
Director, Governance Affairs Office, UN Environment Programme
Policy and Partnerships Coordinator, Europe Office, UN Environment Programme
Patrizia HEIDEGGER (tbc)
Director of Global Policies and Sustainability, European Environment Bureau (EEB)
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