Participants during the 1st Global Session of the UN Science-Policy-Business Forum on the Environment (photo courtesy of the UN Science-Policy-Business Forum)
The second global session of the UN Science-Policy-Business Forum on the Environment will convene at the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, in the lead up to the fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4).
The Forum seeks to promote opportunities for green investment, driven by advances in science and technology, empowering policies and innovative financing. It also aims to strengthen the evolving role of art and citizen science, as well as create the conditions to support and empower green technology startups.
Launched at UNEA-3 in December 2017, the UN Science-Policy-Business Forum on the Environment is a framework designed to catalyze a more dynamic interface between science, policy, business and society. It seeks to function as an accelerator and incubator of innovation and positive change towards green solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In support of the UNEA-4 theme, this year’s event will focus on the nexus of science, innovation and entrepreneurship for the environment, and will cover the following six key streams:
Science for Shaping Green Policies and Market Responses;
Foundation for a Global Digital Platform for our Planet;
Changing discourse: Smarter, Greener Solutions for Cities;
Green Technology Startup Hub;
Innovative Solutions on Climate Challenge: Finance, Market and Non-State Actors; and
Healthy Food for a Sustainable Planet.
At the conclusion of the Forum, participants will have the opportunity to contribute to high-level dialogues with Governments and other stakeholders attending UNEA-4.
IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB+ Meeting Coverage, has provided daily web coverage and a summary report from the 2nd Global Session of the UN Science-Policy-Business Forum on the Environment. The summary report is now available in HTML and PDF.
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