30 Oct 2017

Lieu: International Environmental House II (7-9 ch. de Balexert)

Organisation: Geneva Environment Network

This year has been key in advancing the environmental agenda and will conclude with the UN Environment Assembly - the world's highest-level decision-making body on the environment - gathering in Nairobi, Kenya, from 4-6 December 2017, under the overarching theme "Towards a Pollution-Free Planet".

About this Briefing

On the occasion of the visit to Geneva of the President of the UN Environment Assembly, H.E. Edgar GUTIÉRREZ-ESPELETA, Minister of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica, a briefing in preparation of this important meeting took place at the International Environment House.


Jan DUSIK, Director, Europe Office, UN Environment

The Third Session of the UN Environment Assembly
H.E. Edgar GUTIÉRREZ-ESPELETA, UN Environment Assembly President

Practical information on the programme, documentation and participation at the Assembly
Wondwosen ASNAKE, Policy and Partnership Coordinator, Europe Office, UN Environment

Towards a Pollution-Free Planet Report
Claudia TEN HAVE, Senior Programme Coordination Officer, Minamata Convention Secretariat, Chemicals and Health Branch, UN Environment

Economic Case for Action
Liesel VAN AST, Signatory Relations Manager, UN Environment Finance Initiative

Q & A

Closing Remarks
Sebastian KÖNIG, Global Affairs Section, Federal Office for the Environment, Switzerland


The event was live on facebook.