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Executive Secretary to highlight global relevance of UNECE Multilateral Environmental Agreements at UN Environment Assembly

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Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) will be at the forefront of discussions at the sixth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-6) on how to tackle the triple planetary crisis. 

Executive Secretary Tatiana Molcean will lead a UNECE delegation to UNEA-6, the world’s highest decision-making body on the environment, which takes place from 26 February to 1 March at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. 

UNECE has for over 50 years fostered environmental protection and sustainable development across Europe, North America, the Caucasus and Central Asia. Its MEAs – on air pollution, cross-border water cooperation, environmental democracy & human rights, environmental assessment, & industrial safety – and their protocols provide powerful tools to promote sustainable development and prevent, control and reduce pollution, particularly in cross-border contexts.  

The expansion of many of these agreements to other regions, and the increasing use of their experience and practical resources worldwide, provide an important opportunity to strengthen global environmental governance. 

UNECE will highlight these tools in a series of high-level events at UNEA-6, including:  

These discussions will illustrate how UNECE’s different instruments help to reduce pollution, protect ecosystems and support climate action. They will also explore the many benefits they deliver to governments, the public and investors through concrete examples illustrating the impacts of implementation. This will showcase the role that these instruments play in establishing legislative and institutional frameworks, fostering the science-policy interface, advancing cooperation, adopting best available technologies, encouraging innovation and investments in pollution prevention strategies, and supporting the green transition.  

UNECE MEAs: key tools to address environmental issues 

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