We have been informed that the Fifth United Nations Environmental Assembly will be held in Nairobi a year from now (22-26 February 2021). Here’s a bit from a faith-oriented UN newsletter:
Are you ready for the fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly that will take place in Nairobi 22-26 February 2021. The theme for the fifth session has been decided by the Bureau of the Assembly and reads as follows: “Strengthening Actions for Nature to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals”. Although UNEA is still over a year ahead, but it is now where we start debating relevant issues, propose resolutions for adoption, preparing papers for submission and planning for special events. I will keep everyone informed of the progression of the preparations, but certainly we need to reflect on the faith-based perspectives of what is meant by “Strengthening Actions for Nature”? Last UNEA. We had 200 faith leaders participating for the first time, but with more than 45 FBOs already accredited to UNEP, we are expecting not only a massive participation, but also policy implications and impact. Please keep monitoring the UNEA space.