The 18th Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum will take place on March 7-8 2019 in Nairobi. The Forum is self-organized by Major Groups and Stakeholders, through the Major Groups Facilitation Committee, with the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) being in the lead. The Forum builds on the outcomes of the preceding Regional Consultative Meetings, which were held in many cases in conjunction with regional Ministerial Fora or back to back to relevant regional multi-stakeholder meetings. The Forum will prepare participants for the Assembly and associated meetings, identify important themes and decisions under consideration by the Assembly, and will provide a platform for an exchange of views and expertise on these themes between governments and Major Groups and Stakeholders, as well as UN Environment. Traditionally, the Forum will also feature an open dialogue between UN Environment’s Senior Management and Major Groups and Stakeholders ahead of the Assembly.
The Forum will focus on the main theme of the Assembly “Innovative Solutions for Environmental Challenges and Sustainable Production and Consumption” and will link it to the “Towards a Pollution Free Planet” theme of the previous Assembly. The final agenda of the Forum is currently under preparation and will be available by early January 2019 latest.