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UN Environment Assembly Opens in Nairobi

May 24, 2016 10:16 PM EDT
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May 23, Monday, United Nations Assembly was opened in Nairobi, Kenya to tackle some of the most critical issues facing our planet.

Hundreds of global decision-makers gathered in Nairobi to attend the UN Environment assembly. Expected attendees to attend the five-day global environmental assembly are environment ministers and representatives from 173 countries, scientists, campaigners and industry executives.

According to Achim Steiner, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the global momentum to achieve green and inclusive growth has accelerated.

"We are holding this assembly against a backdrop of great strides in greening our economies. A global conversation will take place this week to discuss policies and practices that advance environmental sustainability," Steiner said in a report by CRI English.

UNEA 2 delagates will later adopt policy prescriptions that promote the green agenda in line with SDGs after the disscussion.

The aim of this event is to tackle the major global issues including air pollution that kills millions of people every year, illegal trade of wildlife, and global warming. Aside from that, the second session of UNEA-2 is talk call immediate action to improve human being environment and human health.

UNEA is the world's most powerful decision-making body on the environment. This year, leaders aim to pass a raft of resolutions for food waste, the fading health of oceans, the world's natural capital, and sustainable consumption and production, according to the official website of United Nations Organization.

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