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Fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly
Fra Mandag 28 Februar 2022
Til Onsdag 02 Marts 2022
Kontakt unep-sgb@un.org

UNEA-5 is an opportunity for Member States and Stakeholders to share best practices for sustainability and create momentum for governments to build back better through green and sustainable recovery plans, following the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

The overall theme for UNEA-5 is “Strengthening Actions for Nature to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals”.

 

The theme calls for strengthened action to protect and restore nature and the nature-based solutions to achieve the SDGs in its three complementary dimensions (social, economic and environmental). UNEA-5 provides Member States and stakeholders with a platform for sharing and implementing successful approaches that contribute to the achievement of the environmental dimension of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs, including the goals related to the eradication of poverty and sustainable patterns of consumption and production. UNEA-5 will also provide an opportunity for Member States and Stakeholders to take ambitious steps towards building back better and greener by ensuring that investments in economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic contribute to sustainable development.

 

In light of the restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Member States and Stakeholders decided that the fifth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-5) should take place in a two-step approach.

 

The first session of UNEA-5 (UNEA-5.1) was held online on 22 - 23 February 2021 with a revised and streamlined agenda that focused on urgent and procedural decisions. UNEA-5.1 was prepared at the fifth meeting of the Open-Ended Meeting of the Committee of Permanent Representatives, which was organized online on 15-16 February 2021. Click here to read about the outcomes of UNEA-5.1.

 

Substantive matters that require in-depth negotiations, including a Ministerial Declaration under the UNEA-5 theme, were deferred to a resumed in-person session of UNEA-5 which will take place on 28 February – 2 March 2022 (UNEA-5.2).

 

UNEA-5.2 will be followed by a Special Session of the UN Environment Assembly, to be held 3 - 4 March 2022, and will be devoted to the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the creation of UNEP in 1972 (UNEP@50).   

 

The President of the UN Environment Assembly, in close cooperation with UNEA Bureau and the Committee of Permanent Representatives and its Bureau will continue to work in an open and participatory manner to ensure a successful and impactful two-step UNEA-5.

 

For further information, contact the UNEP Secretariat at unep-sgb@un.org

 

Sted Nairobi, Kenya