Regional Consultation Meeting for the European Region – 18 January – Online

Regional Consultation Meeting for the European Region

18 January, 14:00-16:00 CET

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The UN Environment Assembly is the highest decision-making on environmental matters globally. UNEA 6 will take place at UNEP Headquarter in Nairobi from 26 February to 1 March 2023.  The tentative consolidated proposal from the UNEA Presidency on the UNEA-6 theme is: “Environmental multilateralism for future solutions to address climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution and to achieve a clean, healthy and sustainable environment”. The UNEA Bureau will take a final decision on the theme of UNEA 6 at its meeting on 30 January 2023. Major Groups and Stakeholders accredited to UNEP are invited to provide any comments and proposals on the UNEA theme by 25 January 2023.

For more information, please see: Meeting document for the meeting of the Bureau of UNEA-6 on 9 December: Consideration of a theme for the sixth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly.

Objective of the consultation:

  • presentation of the (new) Regional Facilitators.
  • stakeholders learn about the proposed UNEA 6 theme.
  • stakeholders discuss and agree on comments and proposals
    regarding the theme to be submitted on behalf of the region to UNEP.


Facilitation: Patrizia Heidegger, EEB (Regional Facilitator Europe)

2:00 – 2:15:    Opening and introductions
Icebreaker + introduction of the meeting + introduction of Regional Facilitators

2:15 – 2:25:    The road to UNEA 6 and stakeholder engagement
Alexander Juras, UNEP, Chief Civil Society Unit

2:25 – 2:35:    Follow-up of UNEA 5 and the proposed theme for UNEA 6
Patrizia Heidegger, Regional Faciliator

2:35 – 2:45:    Short break and transition to breakout groups

2:45 – 3:25:    Break out groups (number depending on registrations)
Group discussion of the proposed UNEA 6 theme and agreement on 3-5 points for input to the proposed theme

  • Breakout group 1: Western Europe / EU
    Faciliator: Sascha Gabizon, Womens Major Group
  • Breakout group 2: EECHA region
    Ida Bakhuridze, Regional Faciliator

3:25 – 4:00:    Closing Plenary

Rapporteurs from the breakout groups share their concerns and proposals

Discussion of the ideas and agreement on core message to be shared on behalf of the region with UNEP

Next steps and closure of the meeting





11 January 



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Regional Consultation Meeting for the European Region – 18 January – Online
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