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Fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly

Fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (28 February - 2 March 2022)

by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

The UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) is the highest decision-making body on environmental matters in the UN system. UNEA-5.1 took place in February 2021 adopted a limited set of three procedural decisions: endorsement of the Medium-Term Strategy (MTS) for 2022-2025, and programme of work (PoW) and budget for the biennium 2022-2023; the management of trust funds and earmarked contributions; and agreement to convene a resumed, in-person fifth session in 2022. Local and regional governments ensured representation through the Global Major Group Stakeholders Forum and called for transformative action on environmental governance, climate justice and enhanced localisation of the global development agendas, ensuring connections between the SDGs, the Paris Accords, the New Urban Agenda and the Sendai Framework. 

The overall theme for 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.

Learn more here: https://www.unep.org/environmentassembly/unea5

Retrieved from https://www.metropolis.org/agenda/fifth-session-united-nations-environment-assembly

Getting Serious about Living: 1.5-degree lifestyles and opportunities from visionaries in a post COVID world
22 June 2020 - "Getting Serious about Living: 1.5-degree lifestyles and opportunities" will bring together experts from research, business and media to offer their visions on: What is sustainable living and COVID19 trends? How can business contribute to building back better with a people centric approach? How can media motivate the needed transformational change? These insights set the stage for the broader series webinars that will inspire participants to drive change, highlight real ways for more sustainable living; and provide evidence and messages for action.

22 June 2020 - Welcome to the first webinar of UNEP's new webinar series on "Sustainable Living 1.5: Empowering people to live better and lighter" organized in close collaboration with the One Planet network partners.

Unprecedented events have thrust us to re-examine how we live. Not only our healthcare but all the interlinked systems that meet our daily needs and even what we really want in life. In a world under threat from global health concerns, economic challenges and biodiversity loss, and climate change, our living and lifestyle decisions will (collectively) determine our future. How can we better understand the impacts of what we need and want and find new ways for everyone to live healthy, better, and lighter? We need the evidence, new people-centric models and to effectively tap into the power of people.

"Getting Serious about Living: 1.5-degree lifestyles and opportunities" will bring together experts from research, business, and media to offer their visions on:

  • What is sustainable living and COVID19 trends?
  • How can businesses contribute to building back better with a people-centric approach?
  • How can media motivate the needed transformational change?

These insights set the stage for the broader series webinars that will inspire participants to drive change, highlight real ways for more sustainable living; and provide evidence and messages for action. Do not miss it!

Agenda:

  1. Welcome: One Planet Network
  2. Introduction and moderation: Garrette Clark, UNEP Sustainable Lifestyles Programme Officer
  3. Panel of experts:
  • Lewis Akenji: Member of "Hot or Cool" and a lead author in cornerstone research on sustainable living and lifestyles.
  • Malin Pettersson-Beckeman: Sustainability Communication Manager, Inter IKEA Group
  • Claire Tavernier: Senior content and digital media advisor with a focus on young people, diversity and media-led behaviour change. Former Head of Digital and Drama for Fremantle, producer of American Idol, Got Talent and X Factor; former CEO of media intervention NGO Girl Effect.

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