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First UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) of the
UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

23-27 June 2014, UNEP headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya

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Highlights for Wednesday, 25 June 2014
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Delegates from South Africa, Gilbert Mosupye and Tlou Ramaru, share a light moment with their Kenyan counterpart, Tobias Ogweno (right)
On Wednesday delegates convened for the Global Symposium on Financing a Green Economy. The COW met throughout the day. In the evening the COW reconvened to hear reports from contact groups, consider draft resolutions and all other business, and provisionally approve available draft decisions.
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UNEA President Oyun Sanjaasuren giving welcoming remarks at the Financing a Green Economy Symposium with moderator Simon Zadek, UNEP, and Janez Potočnik, EU
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Panel discussion on Financing - the Need (L-R): Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General, UNCTAD, Madeleine Ronquest, Head of Environmental and Social Risk, Climate Change at FirstRand Limited, Elliott Harris, UNEP, and Nick Robins, UNEP
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Christopher Briggs, Secretary-General, Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
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Marlene Francia, IBON International
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Hassan Abdel Hilal, Minister of Environment, Forestry and Urban Development, Sudan
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Huzi Mshelia, Chairman of Governing Council, National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency, Nigeria
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Panelists at the session on Country Innovation in Greening Finance, Wang Jingdong, Senior Executive Vice President, ICBC, and Joshua Oigara, Group Chief Executive Officer, Kenya Commerical Bank, shake hands while moderator, Charles Anderson, Director, UNEP Finance Initiative, looks on
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David Pitt-Watson, Inflection Point Capital Management, UK
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Evelyn Hartwick, Head, Socially Responsible Bond Programme, International Finance Corporation
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Anthony Ruschpler, Senior Treasury Officer, African Development Bank
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Sonia Favaretto, Sustainability Director, BM&FBOVESPA
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Closing session (L-R): James Fletcher, Minister for Public Service, Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology, Saint Lucia, Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP, Simon Zadek, Co-Director, UNEP Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System, and Bruno Oberle, Secretary of State, Federal Office for the Environment, Switzerland
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Representatives of Kenyan Mission to UNON conferring with participant
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Participants following panel discussions

 

Committee of the Whole
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Ibrahim Thiaw, UNEP Deputy Executive Director and Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations, Tim Kasten, UNEP Chemicals Branch Head, Chair Fernando Lugris, and Masa Nagai, Division of Environmental Law and Conventions, UNEP
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Jill Hanna, EU
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Rosemary Mukasa, Uganda
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L-R: John Scanlon, Secretary General, CITES, with Dan Reifsnyder, US
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Jacob Duer, UNEP, and Bakary Kante, ASCENT, conferring

 

Other Activities
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Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP, and Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for Environment, sign MoU reinforcing collaboration in the field of environment and climate change
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Participants visiting the event exhibit

 


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*High-level Segment Ministerial Plenary: The Post-2015 Development Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals including Sustainable Consumption and Production

*High-level Segment Ministerial Dialogue on Illegal Trade in Wildlife

*Symposium on Environmental Rule of Law

*Symposium on Financing a Green Economy

*Gender Forum


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bulletIISD RS coverage of the Twelfth Special Session of the UNEP Governing Council (GCSS-12/GMEF), 20-22 February 2012, UNEP headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya

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