Session of the UN Environment Assembly opens in Nairobi

В Найроби открылась сессия Ассамблеи ООН по окружающей среде

Opening of the Assembly session in Nairobi. Session of the UN Environment Assembly opens in Nairobi Climate and Environment

More than 70 ministers and three thousand members of national delegations are taking part in the Sixth Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-6), the world’s main decision-making body on environmental issues.

The session will last in the capital of Kenya, Nairobi, from February 26 to March 1. Delegates discuss how a multilateral approach can help tackle the “triple planetary crisis” of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution.

“This crisis casts a shadow on every person on earth. planet, regardless of nationality, color, creed or gender,” said United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Executive Director Inger Andersen.

This crisis casts a shadow on every person on the planet

Political leaders are expected to discuss 20 draft resolutions during the session. They call on countries to improve air quality, tackle climate change, limit chemical pollution, combat desertification and end biodiversity loss.

UNEP resolutions are not legally binding forces, but is considered an important first step towards global environmental agreements and national policymaking.

Political leaders also plan to use the Assembly session to renew calls for progress on The Sustainable Development Goals are a global plan to protect the planet and promote shared prosperity. Currently, only 15 percent of the goals to be achieved by 2030 are in progress.


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