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Prof Daniella Tilbury, Gibraltar's Commissioner for Sustainable Development and Future Generations, was an official delegate at the fifth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-5).

UNEA 5 'Strengthening Actions for Nature to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals' was convened by UNEP over the 22-23rd February. The event was hosted from Nairobi and connected high level representatives from over 152 nations at this historic Environment Assembly.

The fifth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-5) sought to catalyze intergovernmental actions on the environment, and contributs to the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The overall theme of UNEA-5 was “Strengthening Actions for Nature to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals”. The theme calls for strengthened action to protect and restore nature and the nature-based solutions to achieve the SDGs in its three complementary dimensions (social, economic and environmental).

UNEA-5 provided Member States and stakeholders with a platform for sharing and implementing successful approaches that contribute to the achievement of the environmental dimension of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs, including the goals related to the eradication of poverty and sustainable patterns of consumption and production.

UNEA-5 also provided an opportunity for Member States and Stakeholders to take ambitious steps towards building back better and greener by ensuring that investments in economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic contribute to sustainable development.

 

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