Hosted by the UN Environment Programme, the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) brings together representatives of the 193 Member States of the UN, businesses, civil society and other stakeholders to agree on policies to address the world’s most pressing environmental challenges.

The resumed fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5.2) will take place from 28 February to 2 March 2022 in Nairobi and online, following the first session which took place on 22-23 February 2021. The theme of UNEA-5 is “Strengthening Actions for Nature to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals”. This highlights the pivotal role nature plays in our lives and in social, economic and environmental sustainable development. UNEA-5 emphasizes that collectively we have the knowledge, technology and the resources to make the transition to a nature-positive future that will benefit our health, our economies and our future. Now is the time to act for nature.

During UNEA 5.2, the International Resource Panel (IRP) Co-Chairs Janez Potočnik and Izabella Teixeira will deliver IRP messages in the following two side events.

Think global, learn local – advocacy and education to apply “The Global Plastic Treaty"
Transforming Global Value Chains for a Healthy Planet and Prosperity for All