Highlights and images for 19 February 2016



On the last day of the second Open-Ended Committee of Permanent Representatives (OECPR-2) meeting at UN Environment Programme (UNEP) headquarters in Nairobi, delegates met in parallel sessions to discuss resolution text. Clusters 1 and 2 met all morning, with Cluster 1 continuing through lunchtime. Cluster 1 addressed proposals on the organization of regional forums, implementing the Paris Climate Agreement, and the role of UNEP in the implementation of the SAMOA Pathway to facilitate achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), while Cluster 2 discussed sustainable consumption and production (SCP) and food waste. During lunchtime, Cluster 3 conducted the first reading of a resolution for sustainable management of coral reefs.

Delegates convened in plenary in the afternoon, where UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) President Oyun Saanjasuren briefed delegates on arrangements to finalize the agenda for ministers when they meet at UNEA-2 in May. UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner briefed delegates on preparations for UNEA-2, highlighting the organization of 26 side events and two symposia.

In their closing statements, regional groups and Member States expressed appreciation for the constructive discussions. The meeting closed at 4.52 pm.

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, provided daily web coverage and daily reports from OECPR-2. In addition, IISD Reporting Services, has published a summary and analysis from OECPR-2 in HTML and PDF formats. Available in ENB Mobile at: http://enb.iisd.mobi/unep-oecpr2016/.
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Cluster 1

Delegates gather to discuss matters related to Cluster 1

Cluster 1 Chair Pedro Escosteguy Cardoso, Brazil

Jill Hanna, EU

Rosemary Paterson, New Zealand

Yu Hai, China

Chung Haeseung, Regional Representative for Asia Pacific

Cluster 2

Delegates gather to discuss matters related to Cluster 2

Cluster 2 Chair John Moreti, Botswana

Karen Molenaar, EU

Juan José Campuzano, Mexico

Yuki Takahashi, Japan

Hazri Hassan, Singapore

Cluster 3

Delegates gather to discuss matters related to Cluster 3

Cluster 3 Chair Corinna Enders, Germany

Yoshi Iskandar, Indonesia

Ingeborg Mork-Knutsen, Norway

Nalaka Mahesh Prematilake, Sri Lanka

Matthias Maier, EU

Closing Plenary

Delegates gather for the closing plenary

Julia Pataki, CPR Chair

Oyun Sanjaasuren, UNEA President

Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP

Kelebert Nkomani, Zimbabwe, speaking on
behalf of the African Group

Bibiana Jones, Argentina, speaking on behalf of the G-77/China

Li Haisheng, China

Abdulmonem Annan, Syria

Raza Bashir Tarar, Pakistan, speaking on behalf of Asia Pacific States

Anthony Andanje, Kenya

Abdelmoneim Mabrouk, Sudan, speaking
on behalf of the Arab League

Tobias Glucksman, US

Brian Aberi, speaking on behalf of the
Major Groups and Stakeholders

OECPR-2 family photo

Around the Venue

Delegates meet informally before the start of the Cluster discussions

Members of the EU meet

Raúl Rodríguez Ramos, Cuba; Marcela Nicodemos,
Brazil; and Konrad Paulsen, Chile

Delegates between sessions

A delegate reads the Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB)

UNEP Secretariat distribute a revised version of the text

Jorge Laguna-Celis, Secretary of Governing Bodies,
UNEP (right), speaks with delegates

Delegates meet before the final plenary

Oyun Sanjaasuren, UNEA President,
with Damdin Davgadorj, Mongolia

Report writers documenting the meeting

ENB Team covering the OECPR-2 meeting: Cleo Verkuijl; Tallash Kantai; Annelies van Gaalen; Delia Paul; Richard de Ferranti; Wangu Mwangi; and Kiara Worth