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Future Earth Green Room event at United Nations Environment Assembly

The first United Nations Environment Assembly brings together 1065 participants, 163 Member States, 113 Ministers and 40 Events. The overarching theme of the Assembly is “Sustainable Development Goals and the Post-2015 Development Agenda, including sustainable consumption and production”, which is designed to inform ongoing discussions on the formulation of the Sustainable Development Goals – a set of targets and indicators that will succeed the Millennium Development Goals. UNEA is a result of the call made by world leaders at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), held in June 2012, to strengthen and upgrade UNEP as the leading global environmental authority. As the new governing body of UNEP, UNEA has the mandate to take strategic decisions, provide political guidance in the work of UNEP and promote a strong science-policy interface. 

The Future Earth Green Room event takes place between 10am and 10.45am in Conference Room 11 (Rooftop) on Thursday 26 June 2014. The event will be opened and moderated by Hartwig Kremer, Division of Early Warning and Assessment, UNEP. The other presenters are Cheikh Mbow, Senior Scientist, (ICRAF) the World Agroforestry Centre and Member, Future Earth Science Committee; Farooq Ullah, Executive Director, Stakeholder Forum and Member, Future Earth interim Engagement Committee; Arab Hoballah, Chief of Sustainable Consumption and Production/SCP, International Resources Panel, and Pushpam Kumar, Chief, Ecosystem Services Economics Unit of  Division of Environmental Policy Implementation (DEPI), UNEP.

Discussion will focus on the synergies between the science-policy interface and co-design under Future Earth, and will examine how Future Earth can most effectively support UNEP activities and other UN organisations.

A flyer for the green room event can be downloaded here. More information about UNEA is available online.