EMG Nexus Dialogues
The EMG Senior Officials at their 22nd meeting called for more regular dialogues among the UN agencies for identifying new and inspiring opportunities for collaboration in the frames of the 2030 Agenda. The EMG Secretariat in collaboration with the Swedish Stockholm Institute for Environment intend to organize a series of dialogues on the nexus issues of the Sustainable Development Goals where partners will view the SDGs from a nexus perspective, and will seek to identify practical strategies for integrating the environment into action toward the SDGs. A concept note outlining the nexus dialogues will be shared in early 2017.
First Synthesis Report of the UN system contribution to the environmental dimensions of the SDGs
The implementation of the SWFS will form a significant part of the EMG work going forward. This will include collecting and analysing information from UN agencies, and providing a regular report to UNEA on the UN system’s contribution to the delivery of the environmental dimensions of the 2030 Agenda.
Continuation of the Peer Reviews
The Peer Review concept will be further developed with three to four more peer reviews expected to be initiated (UNDP and UNOPS in Amman and UNFCC and IFAD Headquarters to be confirmed).
Continued support to UN agencies on enhancing environmental management of their operations
Support to UN agencies with the view to strengthen coherence in the area of environmental and social sustainability in UN operations will continue. Focus will be, inter alia, on safeguards, moving towards UN climate neutrality and the introduction of Environmental Management Systems.
Updated/Revitalized EMG Terms of Reference
The discussion on EMG effectiveness will continue and may lead to an updated EMG TOR and Rules of Procedure.
Organisation of the 2017 EMG Senior Officials meeting
As 2017 begins, we look forward to another successful year of fruitful inter-agency partnership, building on our accomplishments to continue to collectively enhance the implementation of the 2030 Agenda in the area of environment. The EMG Secretariat wishes you a happy and prosperous new year.