United Nations
Environment Programme

Events

Online learning opportunity on the ecosystems approach

Sep 1 2016 (All day) | http://www.environmentacademy.org/

One of UNEP’s goals is to help build the capacity of professionals to tackle current and future ecological problems.

Sustainable Development Goal 4 aims over the next 14 years to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. In particular, Target 4.7 focuses on education for sustainable development:

UNEA-2 Side Event: Moving towards sustainable pastoralism and responsible consumption of livestock products

May 23 2016 - 13:00 | Nairobi, Kenya

Organized by UNEP’s Terrestrial Ecosystems Unit, the event will focus on the rising global demand for livestock products, the continuing degradation of rangeland ecosystems in drylands, and the increasing environmental degradation caused by intensive production.

It will underscore the urgency of achieving a transformation in production and consumption in the livestock sector.

Rangelands cover a quarter of the terrestrial surface of the earth, and pastoral communities living and managing these ecosystems are some of the most under-represented population groups in the world.

UNEA-2 Side Event: Marine litter and microplastics

May 26 2016 - 13:00 | Nairobi, Kenya

Organized by Norway, the event focuses on the move towards action to reduce and prevent marine litter and micro-plastics, and taking into account the recommendations in the UNEA-1 Study Marine Plastic Debris and Micro-plastics – Global lessons and research to inspire and guide Policy Action

High-level speakers will highlight national and regional experiences in addressing the marine litter challenge.