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Twenty-sixth Session of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Governing Council and Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC-26/GMEF)

21-24 February 2011 | UNEP Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
Highlights for Tuesday, 22 February 2011
GC-26/GMEF

Delegates at the 26th session of the GC-26/GMEF convened in the morning for ministerial consultations on the green economy, and for the IEG, State of the Environment and the Budget and Programme of Work in the Committee of the Whole.

In the afternoon, delegates in the GMEF met in four ministerial roundtables on the green economy, while the Committee of the Whole (COW) continued discussions on the State of the Environment and the Coordination and Cooperation within the UN System.

The drafting group met throughout the day and into the night to consider the draft decision on IEG. The Budget and Programme of Work contact group met during the day. The contact group on chemicals and waste reported it anticipated completing its work by mid-day Wednesday.

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Sustainable Development Policy & Practice
A banner displaying the conference theme.
Daily web coverage (click on the following links to see our daily web pages)
Ministerial Consultations
Raila Odinga, Prime Minister, Kenya
Hani Sherry Ayittey, Minister for Environment, Science and Technology, Ghana
Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for the Environment, EU
Robert Watson, UK

Norbert Röttgen, Germany

Julia Marton- Lefèvre, IUCN

Tarja Reponen, Finland

Pavan Sukhdev, UNEP, presented the Green Economy Report.
The dais during the morning's Ministerial Consultation.
Committee of the Whole
Atsushi Suginaka, Japan
Jorge Chamero, Cuba

Tom Jacob, Chamber of Commerce, US

Zita Gellér, Hungary

Drafting Committee
Chair of the drafting Committee, Macharia Kamau, Kenya, consults with Masa Nagai, Secretariat.
A view of the drafting committee room.
Delegates during the drafting committee session in the morning.
Ministerial Roundtables on Green Economy
A view of the the first Ministerial Roundtable before the session began.
Co-Chairs of the first Ministerial Rountable :
Rashad Ahmad Bin Fahad, United Arab Emirates, and
Terezya Luogo Hovisa
, Tanzania.
Jochen Flasbarth, Germany, and
Gusti Mohammad Hatta
, Indonesia,
co-chaired the session.
Khawaja Muhammad Naeem, Pakistan
Paolo Soprano, Italy
A view of the second Ministerial Roundtable on the green economy.
The second Roundtable Co-Chairs Doris Leuthard, Switzerland, and Amedi Camara, Mauritania
Graciela Muslera, Uruguay, and Mohammed Hasan Mahmud, Bangladesh, co-chaired the third Ministerial Roundtable.
African Ministerial Consultation.
L-R: Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, African Union; Edna Molewa, South Africa; Tremoko Sangare, AMCEN President;
and Mounkaila Goumandakoye, UNEP ROA.
Side Event: Managing what you measure- sustainability reporting and indicators to manage the change to a green economy
Ebenezer Olufowose, Access Bank Plc
Paolo Soprano, Preparatory Committee, UNCSD 2012
Cornis van der Lugt, UNEP
Side Event: E-waste and its related issues
A view of the room during the side event which was hosted by the Government of Kenya.
Around the Conference
 
 
A joint display by the three Chemicals Conventions.
 
 
Related Links
UNEP resources
*Official GC-26/GMEF website
*Official GC-26 Documents: Working documents
*Official GC-26 Documents: Information documents
*Notification by the Executive Director
*Overview of GC/GMEF
*Official website for the 12th Global Civil Society Forum
*Regional Consultative meetings
*Green Technology Tent

IISD RS resources
IISD RS coverage of the Twelfth Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum (GMGSF-12), 19-20 February 2011, UNEP Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
IISD RS coverage of the Simultaneous Extraordinary Meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm Conventions (ExCOPs), and Eleventh Special Session of the UNEP GC/GMEF (GCSS-11/GMEF), 22-26 February 2010, Bali, Indonesia
*IISD RS coverage of UNEP GC-25/GMEF, 16-20 February 2009, UNEP Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
*IISD RS coverage of UNEP GCSS-10/GMEF, 20-22 February 2008, Principality of Monaco
*IISD RS coverage of UNEP GC-24/GMEF, 5-9 February 2007, UNEP Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
*IISD RS coverage of UNEP GC meetings
*IISD RS archive of intergovernmental organizations meetings
*IISD RS archive of sustainable development meetings
*IISD RS archive of trade, finance, and investment meetings
*SIDS Policy and Practice - A Knowledgebase on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States
*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development
*Biodiversity Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing International Biodiversity Policy
*Climate Change Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing Global Climate Change Policy
*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
*MEA Bulletin - Newsletter on key MEAs and their secretariats
*African Regional Coverage
*Latin America and Caribbean Regional Coverage
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Related Links
UNEP resources
*Official GC-26/GMEF website
*Official GC-26 Documents: Working documents
*Official GC-26 Documents: Information documents
*Notification by the Executive Director
*Overview of GC/GMEF
*Official website for the 12th Global Civil Society Forum
*Regional Consultative meetings
*Green Technology Tent

IISD RS resources
IISD RS coverage of the Twelfth Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum (GMGSF-12), 19-20 February 2011, UNEP Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
IISD RS coverage of the Simultaneous Extraordinary Meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm Conventions (ExCOPs), and Eleventh Special Session of the UNEP GC/GMEF (GCSS-11/GMEF), 22-26 February 2010, Bali, Indonesia
*IISD RS coverage of UNEP GC-25/GMEF, 16-20 February 2009, UNEP Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
*IISD RS coverage of UNEP GCSS-10/GMEF, 20-22 February 2008, Principality of Monaco
*IISD RS coverage of UNEP GC-24/GMEF, 5-9 February 2007, UNEP Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
*IISD RS coverage of UNEP GC meetings
*IISD RS archive of intergovernmental organizations meetings
*IISD RS archive of sustainable development meetings
*IISD RS archive of trade, finance, and investment meetings
*SIDS Policy and Practice - A Knowledgebase on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States
*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development
*Biodiversity Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing International Biodiversity Policy
*Climate Change Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing Global Climate Change Policy
*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
*MEA Bulletin - Newsletter on key MEAs and their secretariats
*African Regional Coverage
*Latin America and Caribbean Regional Coverage
View HTML version Please e-mail the Digital Editor should you have any questions regarding the content of this page
| Back to IISD RS "Linkages" | Visit IISDnet | Send e-mail to IISD RS |
© 201
1, IISD. All rights reserved.