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UNEP: 2nd Session of the UN Environment Assembly

UNEP: 2nd Session of the UN Environment Assembly

Theme: ICCAs and Conservation of Nature Law and Policy
Meeting dates: 23-27 May 2016
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Consortium activities:
  • Consortium members attended High Level Gender and Environment Forum on 24 May
  • Consortium member Global Forest Coalition co-hosted a post-UNEA meeting from 27-30 May on Women 2030, a global project on women and sustainable development
Key Policy Outcomes:
  • Launch of Global Gender and Environment Outlook
  • Adoption of 25 resolutions, including on: sustainable consumption and production, mainstreaming of biodiversity for well-being, prompting sustainable pastoralism and rangelands, sustainable coral reefs management, and natural capital
More Information:
Contribution to overall strategy: Under the draft strategy on “ICCAs & Conservation of Nature Law and Policy”, the above activities contributed to the objectives of: (1) securing collective rights and responsibilities of indigenous peoples and local communities for voluntary and self-directed conservation efforts, sustainable use and livelihoods; and (2) recognising and enforcing indigenous peoples’ rights and human rights in all conservation activities (including within and outside of and overlapping with protected areas)
Direct financial implications for the Consortium: None – self-funded by Consortium members