The third edition of UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) will be held in Nairobi from December 4 to 6, officials said. According to the Deputy Director of UN Environment Ibrahim Thiaw on Wednesday, the global environment forum will provide a platform for national governments, multilateral agencies, industry and civil society to review progress in attainment of 2030 goals on green and inclusive growth, Xinhua news agency reported.

“The world’s biggest gathering on environment will discuss a range of topics like air quality, chemical pollution, soil, water and marine ecosystem. We expect major decisions to be adopted at all levels to help address challenges facing the planet,” Thiaw said.

Thiaw revealed the theme of this year’s UN Environment Assembly will be pollution and its implications on ecosystems, human health and economic development.

He added that governments are expected to adopt far-reaching measures to reduce industrial pollution on vital ecosystem such as oceans and land.

“We hope the global decade of action to curb pollution will be adopted at the end of the assembly,” Thiaw said.

Thiaw said that a special session will be held to review progress governments have made in the implementation of resolutions adopted at last year’s United Nations Environment Assembly.

First Published | 17 August 2017 6:52 AM
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