Appendix

Appendix: 1

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.

Fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly

Theme: “Innovative solutions for environmental challenges and sustainable consumption and production”

The theme for the upcoming session the UN Environment Assembly is the Innovative solutions, covering policies, financing, technologies, partnerships and multistakeholder processes – are key both to solving many environmental challenges, as well as to accelerating sustainable development more generally. This recognition of the need of transformative change to support Agenda 2030, already highlighted in at the 2nd and 3rd sessions of the UN Environment Assembly, directly underpins the choice of the overarching theme for the fourth session of the Environment Assembly by Member States in Nairobi in March 2019.

Events during the UN Environment Assembly

The following events will take place during the 4th session of the UN Environment Assembly:

  • Exhibitions
  • Science, Policy and Business Forum
  • Sustainable Innovation Expo
  • Side events