The 12th Special Session of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GCSS-12/GMEF) entered its third day at the United Nations Office in Nairobi, Kenya.
Breakfast events included a major groups and stakeholders meeting on sustainable development goals, and a briefing on the report of the High-level Panel of the UN Secretary-General on Global Sustainability.
Ministerial Consultations including a moderated plenary discussion on Rio+20 and beyond, and the Committee of the Whole (COW) addressed the adoption of the report and conclusions. Special events on sustainable consumption and production for a systemic change: from Rio to Rio+20 and beyond, and sustainable development goals (organized by the Government of Colombia) took place in the afternoon, as will a presentation and demonstration on UNEP-Live: Keeping the future state of the world environment under review.
The closing GCSS-12/GMEF plenary took place in the afternoon when the President's Summary on the outcome of ministerial consultations was introduced. Delegates adopted seven decisions on: accounting, financial and administrative arrangements between UNEP and the MEAs; enhancing cooperation and coordination with the chemicals and wastes cluster; a consultative process on financing options for chemicals and wastes; the world environment situation; IEG; sustainable consumption and production; and the UNEP 40th Anniversary Ministerial Statement.