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Sustainable Development Policy & Practice

Twenty-seventh session of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC27/GMEF)

18-22 February 2013 | UN Office, Nairobi, Kenya

GC27/GMEF
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Highlights from Tuesday, 19 February

On Tuesday morning, GC-27/GMEF delegates convened in Ministerial consultations, three parallel roundtable Ministerial discussions and the COW. In the afternoon, deliberations continued in the COW and in three parallel Ministerial roundtable discussions. Two working groups, on the budget and on institutional arrangements and rules of procedure, also met throughout the day. A contact group on chemicals management was established and met into the evening.

A view of the dais during the lunch time dialogue on green economy

Ministerial roundtables were held throughout the day

A view of the dais during the ministerial consultations (l-r): Annika Markovic, Environment Ambassador, Ministry of Environment, Sweden, GC/GMEF President Hassan Hilal, and Jamil Ahmad, Secretary of the Governing Council

COW Chair Idunn Eidheim, Norway

Committee of the Whole
Sylvie Lemmet, Director, UNEP Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE), and UNEP Deputy Executive Director Amina Mohamed
Major Groups intervening in the COW

John Matuszak, US, intervening in the COW

André Corrêa de Lago, Brazil (right) speaking with a Brazilian NGO
Renate Christ, Secretary of the IPCC, and Peter Gilruth, UNEP, in the COW
Working Group on Institutional Arrangements
Delegates during the Working Group on Institutional Arrangements
Co-Chair of the Working Group on Institutional Arrangements Farrukh Khan, Pakistan, with Jorge Laguna-Celis, Mexico
Monday and Tuesday's Ministerial Consultations
Wu Hongbo, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, consulting with Nikhil Seth, Director, Division for Sustainable Development
Fatou Gaye, The Gambia, intervening during the ministerial consultations
Richard Benyon, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Natural Environment, Water and Rural Affairs, UK, and Susil Premajayantha, Minister of Environment, Sri Lanka, co-chaired one of the ministerial roundtables
Janez Potočnik, EU Commissioner for the Environment, and Sylvester Clauzel, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology, Saint Lucia
Jochen Flasbarth, President of the Federal Environment Agency, Germany
Naoko Ishii, CEO, Global Environment Facility

Amina J. Mohammed, Special Advisor the the Secretary-General on Post-2015 Development Planning, Terezya Huvisa, President of the Bureau of the African Ministerial Conference on Enviroment (AMCEN), and John Knox, Independent Expert on Human Rights and the Environment, UN Human Rights Council

Juan José Guerra Abud, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Mexico

Delegates from Ireland and Eritrea during the ministerial consultations

A view of the room during one of the ministerial roundtables

Executive Director's lunch time dialogue on green economy

A view of the dais during the dialogue (l-r): Yoon Jung-Soo, Vice-Minister for Environment, Republic of Korea, UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner, Juan José Guerra Abud, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Mexico, and Doris Leuthard, Federal Counselor for Environment, Transport, Energy and Communication, Switzerland

A view of the room during the lunch time dialogue on green economy

Monday evening reception hosted by the Government of Kenya
Entertainment at the reception
 
Kimo Goree, Director, IISD Reporting Services, and Ihab Gamaledin, Egypt
Barbara Ruis and Fanina Kodre-Alexander, UNEP

Daily web highlights

Introduction - 18 February - 19 February - 20 February - 21 February - 22 February - Summary

Related Links
Meeting resources
*Meeting website
*Provisional agenda
*Provisional timetable
*Working documents
*Information documents
*Programme for ministerial consultations
*UN General Assembly Resolution on Strengthening UNEP’s Role in Addressing Global Environmental Challenges
*Information for participants

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IISD RS coverage of the Third Session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM-3), 17-21 September 2012, Nairobi, Kenya
IISD RS coverage of the Twelfth Special Session of the UNEP Governing Council (GCSS-12)/GMEF, 20-22 February 2012, UNEP headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
*IISD RS summary report of GMGSF-13, 18-19 February 2012, UNEP headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya (HTML - PDF)
IISD RS coverage of GC-26/GMEF, 21-24 February 2011, UNEP headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
IISD RS coverage of 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 GCSS-11/GMEF, 22-26 February 2010, Bali, Indonesia
IISD RS coverage of the Eleventh Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum (GMGSF -11), 21-22 February 2010, Bali, Indonesia
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*IISD RS coverage of GCSS-10/GMEF, 20-22 February 2008, Principality of Monaco
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