Tagged on: Decision/resolution

Amendments to the rules of procedure
United Nations Environment Programme
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2016
2/21. Sand and Dust Storms
United Nations Environment Programme

Through Resolution 2/21, the United Nations Environment Assembly, among other things, requests the Executive Director to, within the programme of work and available resources, support Member States, in collaboration with relevant United Nations entities and other partners, in addressing the challenges of sand and dust storms through the identification of relevant data and information gaps, policy measures and actions, building on the “Global assessment of sand and dust storms” under General Assembly resolution 70/195 of 22 December 2015, and in connection with the ongoing efforts on air quality monitoring and assessment in response to United Nations Environment Assembly resolution 1/7.


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2016
2/19. Midterm Review of the Fourth Programme for the Development and Periodic Review of Environmental Law (Montevideo Programme IV)
United Nations Environment Programme

Resolutions adopted by the Second session United Nations Environment Assembly of the United Nations Environment Programme


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2016
2/17. Enhancing the Work of the United Nations Environment Programme in Facilitating Cooperation, Collaboration and Synergies among Biodiversity-related Conventions
United Nations Environment Programme

Resolution 2/17 welcomes the results of the project led by the United Nations Environment Programme on improving the effectiveness of and cooperation among biodiversity-related conventions and exploring opportunities for further synergies, in particular the information document on elaboration of options for enhancing synergies among biodiversity-related conventions; and also welcomes the workshop on synergies among the biodiversity-related conventions, hosted by the Convention on Biological Diversity in Geneva in February 2016, and requests the Executive Director to transmit to the conferences of the parties to the biodiversity-related conventions the results of the project.


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2016
Sustainable Coral Reefs Management
United Nations Environment Programme

Resolution 2/12 among other things calls for national, regional and international initiatives, cooperation and commitments to conserve and sustainably manage coral reefs, including cold-water coral ecosystems, and mangrove forests, which contribute to food security and nutrition for peoples’ livelihoods.


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2016
Sustainable Consumption and Production
United Nations Environment Programme

This Resolution 2/8 among other things, encourages Member States to take the necessary steps to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 12 and related targets in other Sustainable Development Goals, taking into account national capabilities and priorities recognizing the objective of moving towards sustainable consumption and production patterns, while improving global resource efficiency and endeavouring to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, in accordance with the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns, with developed countries taking the lead.


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2016
Role and Functions of the Regional forums of Ministers of the Environment and Environment Authorities
United Nations Environment Programme

Resolution Adopted by the Second session of the United Nations Environment Assembly of the United Nations Environment Programme


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2016
Investing in human capacity for sustainable development through environmental education and training
United Nations Environment Programme

Resolution adopted by the Second session of the United Nations Environment Assembly of the United Nations Environment Programme


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2016
2/22. Review of the Cycle of the United Nations Environment Assembly of the United Nations Environment Programme
United Nations Environment Programme

The United Nations Environment Assembly Decides to hold its regular sessions in odd numbered years commencing with its third session in 2017;Also decides that the above-mentioned cycle shall also apply to the open-ended meetings of the Committee of Permanent Representatives to be held in accordance with Governing Council decision 27/2; Further decides that, on an exceptional basis: (a) Its third session shall consist of a 3-day meeting without prejudice to the duration and functions of its high-level segment as set out in Governing Council decision 27/2; (b) The third session of the open-ended meeting of the Committee of Permanent Representatives shall consist of a 3-day meeting and will be convened back-to-back with thethird session of the Assembly in order to minimize financial costs; (c) The fourth meeting of the Subcommittee of the Committee of PermanentRepresentatives shall take place in 2017 and that the Committee of Permanent Representatives shall review the agenda and organizational modalities of the Subcommittee.


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2016
Marine Plastic Litter and Microplastics
United Nations Environment Programme

Resolution 2/11 Recognizes that the presence of plastic litter and microplastics in the marine environment is a rapidly increasing serious issue of global concern that needs an urgent global response taking into account a product life-cycle approach, and acknowledging that the levels and sources of marine plastic litter and microplastics, and the resources available to tackle the issue, can vary between regions, and that measures need to be taken and adapted as appropriate to local, national and regional situations.


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2016