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What is the UNEA?


The UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) was held in Nairobi from 11-15 March 2019, and focused on the theme of “Innovative Solutions for Environmental Challenges and Sustainable Consumption and Production”. The participation by attendees from 179 countries led to agreement on a Ministerial Declaration, as well as 23 resolutions and three further decisions. These addressed a wide range of issue areas, from sustainable mobility to managing chemicals, and single use plastics to deforestation.

While the previous UNEA focused in on all types of pollution, this gathering touched on a much wider range of Sustainable Development Goals The primary SDGs associated with the assembly included:



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