UNEA 5.2 must drive impact #ForNature now

Joint Regional Statement from the virtual Regional Consultation for Major Groups and other Stakeholders in the European Region held on 14 December 2021

WECF International, EEB (European Environmental Bureau), supported by the UN Environment Programme organised a Regional Consultation Meeting for Major Groups and Stakeholders in the UN European Region (including Central-Asia). A great number of active participanst covering the whole region joined the consultations and put forward concrete recommendations. A result of these Consultations is this Joint Regional Statement towards UNEA 5.2, as agreed during the consultation. It comprises specific messages from each of the five subregions and refers to several of the main agenda points of UNEA 5.2 and UNEP@50.

An equitable and sustainable future ensuring the wellbeing for all

While the COVID-19 pandemic has put the brakes on our way of living, the triple environmental crises of climate breakdown, rapid biodiversity and ecosystems loss, and pollution and waste from unsustainable consumption and production patterns, impacting even the remotest corners of the planet, continue to threaten peace, health and wellbeing of current and future generations. The pandemic has laid bare the fragility of both our own and the planet’s health, the lack of cooperation between Member States, CSOs and national governments and their peoples as well as the flaws in our social and economic systems with millions of people having lost their jobs without any social protection, women being particularly impacted. The pandemic calls for courageous political decisions now to attain an equitable and sustainable future ensuring the wellbeing for all.

Please find the download of the joint regional statement here.