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GC Today - 19 February 2013


The First Universal Session of the Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) entered its second day at the United Nations Office in Nairobi, Kenya.

Ministerial Consultations addressed emerging policy issues through a series of roundtable discussions on issues such as the financial resources to fulfill UNEP's mandate, science-policy interface and enhanced stakeholder participation. Afternoon discussions focused on UNEP'S contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Committee of the Whole (COW) addressed the state of the environment, which included sustainable consumption and production, chemicals and waste, justice, governance and law as well as the world environment situation.

Other events included the Executive Director's dialogue on green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication. The event aimed at building on the Rio+20 outcomes, sharing concrete experiences of countries in using a green economy approach, models of creating new employment and income opportunities for the poor and the major challenges faced by Governments in shifting public and private investment at the necessary scale towards green activities. The role of the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) to deliver country-tailored technical assistance and capacity building over a seven year period as part of the UN-wide response to Rio+20 was also discussed.

Press were invited to learn more about the Think.Eat.Save food waste campaign where food waste activist Tristram Stuart revealed new facts on the scale of food waste in Kenyan farms. The Think.Eat.Save. Reduce Your Foodprint campaign is in support of the SAVE FOOD Initiative to reduce food loss and waste along the entire chain of food production and consumption run by the FAO and trade fair organizer Messe Dsseldorf and the UN Secretary Generals Zero Hunger Initiatives. The campaign specifically targets food wasted by consumers, retailers and the hospitality industry.

A press conference was also held for the launch of the State of the Science of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals, highlighting that many synthetic chemicals, untested for their disrupting effects on the hormone system, could have significant health implications.

For more information: Earth Negotiation Bulletin

 
 

 Press Releases

 Special Events

 
Ministers Dine on Food Grown in Kenya But Rejected by UK Supermarkets for Cosmetic ReasonsMinisters Dine on Food Grown in Kenya But Rejected by UK Supermarkets for Cosmetic Reasons
 
Effects of Human and Wildlife Exposure to Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals Examined in Landmark UN ReportEffects of Human and Wildlife Exposure to Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals Examined in Landmark UN Report
 
New Green Economy Partnership Responds to Rio+20 Call for ActionNew Green Economy Partnership Responds to Rio+20 Call for Action
 
Executive Director's Dialogue on Green Economy in the context of Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication
 
 

 Multimedia 


Ministers Dine on Rejected FoodMinisters Dine on Rejected Food


Opening remarks by UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner at the Dialogue on Green Economy in the Context of Sustainable Development and Poverty EradicationOpening remarks by UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner at the Dialogue on Green Economy in the Context of Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication


UNEP Reception and DinnerUNEP Reception and Dinner


Fighting Environmental Crime RoundtableFighting Environmental Crime Roundtable

 Photogallery


Signing of an agreement between UNEP and the Government of Iran

Tristram Stuart reveals new facts on scale of food waste in Kenyan farms

Executive Director's Dialogue on Green Economy

UNEP Reception and Dinner
 

 Publications

 
UNEP Year Book 2012: Providing an overview of UNEP's activities in 2012UNEP 2012 Annual Report UNEP: The First 40 YearsUNEP: The First 40 Years GEO-5 for youthGEO-5 for Youth
ANNUAL PROGRAMME PERFORMANCE REPORT 2012Annual Programme Performance Report 2012 EVENTS_ARCTIC_REPORTArctic Report UNEP Year Book 2013UNEP Year Book 2013
State of the Science of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals - 2012State of the Science of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals - 2012