The second UN Environment Assembly of the UN Environment Programme (UNEA-2) continued deliberations in the Committee of the Whole (COW) on Tuesday. Idunn Eidheim, COW Chair, acknowledged concerns expressed by delegates the previous day about the organization of work and presented the Bureau’s proposed revised structure of three drafting groups to finalize the draft resolutions for Ministers' consideration later in the week. Delegates agreed to the proposal and two drafting groups convened during the day, while the COW met in plenary. A third drafting group convened in the evening.
Discussions in all three drafting groups continued into the evening.
Many side events, panel discussions and exhibitions took place around the conference venue during the day, including at the Sustainable Innovation Expo (SIE).
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COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE (COW)
UNEA-2 participants discussing the organization of work in the COW
L-R: Ibrahim Thiaw, Deputy Executive Director, UNEP; COW Chair Idunn Eidheim, Norway; Tim Kasten, UNEP; Masa Nagai, UNEP;
and Hushan Al-Fityan, Rapporteur
Naohito Watanabe, Japan
Nebojša Kaluđerović, Montenegro
John Matuszak, US
Hesiquio Benitez Diaz, Mexico, consulting with COW Chair Idunn Eidheim, Norway
Delegates from Iran consulting
Majid Shafie Pour, Iran
Raza Bashir Tarar, Pakistan
Vita Onwuasoanya, UN Division of Ocean Affairs and Law of the Sea (UNDOALOS)
Delegates from Mexico
L-R: Jacqueline McGlade, UNEP and Drafting Group 1 Co-Chair Tita Korvenoja, Finland
Drafting Group 1 discussses a draft resolution on sustainable and optimal management of natural capital
Drafting Group 2 considers a draft resolution on sound management of chemicals and wastes
L-R: Cyrille-Lazare Siewe, UNEP; Drafting Group 2 Co-Chair John Moreti, Botswana; and Achim Halpaap, UNEP
Sustainable Innovation Expo (SIE): Panel discussion on "Less Waste, Better Environment and Healthy People"
L-R: David Newman, President, International Solid Waste Association (ISWA); Hussein Khansaheb, United Arab
Emirates; Rolph Payet, Executive Secretary of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions;
and Surendra Shresta, UNEP International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC)
L-R: Chencho Norbu, Bhutan; Naohito Watanabe, Japan; and UNEA-1 President Oyun Sanjaasuren
SNAPSHOTS @ UNEA-2
UNEA-2 exhibit on the environmental dimensions of the SDGs
UNEA-2 exhibit on the African social enterprise "Alive and Kicking"
Jill Hanna, EU and Kimo Goree, IISD
L-R: Christopher Cox and Anjan Datta, UNEP
L-R: Pavan Sukhdev, Founder-CEO, GIST Advisory and Yvo de Boer, Director-General, Global Green
Growth Institute (GGGI)