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Sustainable Development Policy & Practice
Twelfth Special Session of the Governing Council/ Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GCSS-12/GMEF) of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

20-22 February 2012 | UN Environment Programme (UNEP) headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
 
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Highlights for Tuesday, 21 February 2012

GCSS-XII-GMEFOn Tuesday, delegates convened for ministerial consultations in plenary in the morning and afternoon. Five parallel ministerial round-table discussions on the theme “green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication” also took place in the morning. In the afternoon the roundtable discussions focused on IFSD. The COW as well as drafting groups convened throughout the day.
Bird's eye view of the Ministerial Consultations.
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MINISTERIAL CONSULTATIONS
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Back row L-R: Elliott Harris, International Monetary Fund's Special Representative to the UN; Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director and Federico Ramos de Armas, (Spain), President of the GC

Front row L-R: Sha Zukang, Secretary-General, UNCSD; Edna Molewa, Minister of Water and Environment Affairs, South Africa; Janez Potočnik, EU Environment Commissioner; Najib Saab, Secretary-General, Arab Forum for Environment and Development

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Sha Zukang, Secretary-General, UNCSD

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Elliott Harris, Special Representative to the UN, International Monetary Fund

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Zakri Abdul Hamid, Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of Malaysia

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Erik Solheim, Minister of Environment and Development Cooperation, Norway

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Doris Leuthard, Minister of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications, Switzerland

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John Scanlon, Secretary-General, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species

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L-R: Demetrio Ignacio, the Philippines and Iwona Rummel-Bulska, Poland

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Elfriede Ana More, Austria

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Mostafa Kamel, Egypt.

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Kongit Gabrie, Dominica

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Posters of UNEP Reports

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Posters of the winning entries in the UNEP Children's Painting Competion.

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COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE (COW)
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L-R: Jamil Ahmad, Secretary, Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment (GC/GMEF) in consultation with László Borbély, COW Chair, Romania

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Presentation of the UNEP Yearbook Findings for 2012.

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Monika MacDevette, UNEP

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Renate Christ, Secretary, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

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Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak, Secretary-General, Abu Dhabi Environment Agency

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Delegates from Austria

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John Matuszak, US

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Tone Solhaug, Norway

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Tom Jacob, Business and Industry Major Groups

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L-R: Damdin Tsogtbaatar, Minister for Nature, Environment and Tourism, Mongolia; Oyuna Finch, UNEP; Altangerel Enkhbat, Mongolia

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Marco Gonzalez, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat, in a conversation with Maria Nolan, Chief Officer, Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol

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L-R: Iwona Rummel-Bulska, Poland; Adnan Amin, Director-General, International Renewable Energy Agency; Mark Halle, IISD; and Kimo Goree, IISD Reporting Services

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