Nairobi, 29 January, 2024 (GNP): The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is no stranger to the world of environmental stability and sustainability.
Under the formation of the UNEP, the UNEA 6 would again for the 10th year in a row gather people from all around the globe to come together and discuss issues that are constricting the very safety of our environment.
It is an Assembly that strives to end pollution in the air, ground and water, through an all-encompassing method.
The sixth session of the UNEA 6 will materialize from the 26th of February to the 1st of March in 2024, at the UNEP Headquator in Nairobi, Kenya.
The purpose of the UNEA 6 as a grand body on the decision making of the environment, is to bring about a symmetry between humanity and nature, enhancing the lives of the most unguarded people around the world.
The main focus of the UNEA 6 is to shed light on how multilateralism can aid in addressing the ‘triple planetary crises’ of climate change, nature and biodiversity loss, pollution and waste.
Member states and stakeholders will under the umbrella of UHEA 6 debate and consider the advancement of the Decade of Action, all the while keeping in close view the links between the three planetary environmental crises.
As opposed to the beginning of UNEP 50 years ago in 1972 at the Stockholm conference, where environmental development was seen as an obstacle to the growth of a society, the triple planetary crisis today shows that the condition and state of the planet and climate is at the forefront of the environmental arena.
The Decade of Action comes under the Sustainable Development Goals, which incentivizes to bring an end to poverty, safeguard the planet and sustain a more peaceful world. With already only 10 years to go, an aspiring promise is on its way to tend to the 2030 goals, by bringing together governments, civil societies and businesses. The Decade of Actions aims to fasten sustainable solutions, that begin with poverty, gender non-discrimination, climate change and equalizing the financial gap. With 30 official side events and associated events, the UNEA 6 is expected to form a foundation where forecasted goals and regionally cooperative achievements will be strengthened by the United Nations, Member States and partners to target planetary action.
The United Nations Secretary General in September of 2019, urged every sector of the society to come together for a decade of action under three levels which consisted of: global action, local action and people action.
Moreover, a more rigorous approach should be adopted after the COVID – 19 pandemics, where robust actions must be taken to tackle with issues of crisis, and re-apply efforts to implement the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals in the Decade of Action.
With support from various backgrounds such as politics, science and the society, the Assembly will provide an opportunity to world leaders, groups from civil societies, the scientific body and the private sector to mould and enhance the environmental policy on a global agenda.
The United Nations Environment Assembly assists world leaders and individuals to stand unified in the approach to environmental sustainability and to construct a framework of a coherent environmental action plan. Under this, the UNEA 6 will bring to actuality the objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals.