UNEA Roundup Wednesday, 25 June 2014 Wed, Jun 25, 2014

Closing ceremony of Environmental Rule of Law Symposium with (from left), Hon. Justice Winston Anderson, Judge, Caribbean Court of Justice, Hon. Justice Antonio Benjamin, Judge, High Court of Brazil, Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director, Hon. Justice Philip Waki, Court of Appeals, Kenya, and Scott Fulton, Member, UNEP International Advisory Council for Environmental Justice; Principal, Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.; Visiting Scholar, ELI; Adjunct Professor, George Washington University Law School.

On Wednesday, 25 June, UNEA opened with another packed day of events. These included media roundtables on "Greening Small Island Developing States" and "Extractive Industries and Ape Conservation", a Africa-China Ministerial Meeting, and side events on topics such as "Green and Decent Jobs".

A Symposium on Financing a Green Economy brought together Ministers of Environment, policymakers and actors from across financial markets, to examine the relationship between capital markets and a greener economy.

Members of the press were briefed by European Commissioner for the Environment Janez Potočnik on the topic of the circular economy. In addition, a new report entitled South-South Trade in Renewable Energy: A Trade Flow Analysis of Selected Environmental Goods was launched during a press conference.

A screening of the documentary film "Waste Land" (2010) was organized by the Government of Brazil, and a Ministerial Working Dinner on Climate Change was Organized by Poland, Peru and France.

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