Ministers and Environment Authorities from across the biodiversity-rich Asia-Pacific region will meet to foster collaboration and policy development.
2nd Regional Session of the UN Science-Policy-Business Forum (UNSPBF) for Asia and the Pacific Region
Meant to provide input to the fifth Forum of Ministers and Environment Authorities of Asia Pacific, this one-day high-level event will focus on the policy and investment measures required to empower a green structural transformation in the region—especially for developing and least developed countries.
As host to ICCM5 and exploring the theme "United for a fair and chemical safe future," Germany opened its pavilion's week of events that connect chemicals to climate, agriculture, labor, human rights, and economics, among other issues.
5th International Conference on Chemicals Management and Resumed 4th Meeting of the Intersessional Process for Considering SAICM and the Sound Management of Chemicals and Waste Beyond 2020
The main task of the Conference is to adopt a “beyond 2020” chemicals and waste global policy framework instrument to address the challenges of our chemicals-saturated world.
Marking the halfway point to the 2030 Agenda, the SDG Summit and the Climate Ambition Summit aim to provide renewed impetus for accelerating the pace of change in the fields of sustainable development and climate action, respectively.
While the concept of exploring an international agreement on environmental aspects of mining was widely regarded as premature, delegates expressed interest in a global assessment of existing instruments and mining standards, greater efforts at capacity building and technical assistance, and the creation of a global sand observatory.
The Forum will focus on the contributions of the health, food, and labor sectors, and on the need for scientific, technical, social, economic, and financial innovations to overcome the pollution crisis and achieve just transition
“A new paradigm of high-quality green development is well underway,” and China’s central role in driving this paradigm shift—and the lessons it offers for developing countries—was a key theme of the in-person meeting.
Delegates celebrated the launch of a new report on invasive alien species and their control. They also adopted terms of reference for the midterm review of the work programme, and approved the scoping process for a second global assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services, and approved undertaking two fast-track methodological assessments.