Law for Environmental Sustainability

19 November 2018, International Environment House II, Geneva, Switzerland

13:00 – 18:00 (Geneva Time, GMT+1)

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The Nexus Dialogue will identify existing gaps and opportunities for strengthened collaboration among UN entities and other stakeholders to promote legal measures to implement Agenda 2030, with particular focus on its environmental dimension. During this half day event we will discuss how these entities can collaborate by building on existing successful partnerships and borrowing from good practices in other areas of law. By exploring these issues through an environmental lens, the Dialogue will encourage the implementation of Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

The findings of the Dialogue will contribute to the process of developing a new phase of the Montevideo Programme, in preparation for the discussions at the fourth session of the United Nations Environmental Assembly IV in March 2019 in Nairobi and the review of SDG 16 at the High-Level Political Forum in July 2019 in New York.

Featuring the following high-level speakers:

  • Mr. David Boyd, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment
  • Mr. Rolph Payet, Executive Secretary of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions 
  • H.E. Tomaž Mencin, Ambassador for Human Rights, Deputy Permanent representative, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Slovenia to UNOG in Geneva
  • Ms. Marie-Pierre Meganck, Counselor of Environment and Transport, Permanent Mission of the France to UNOG in Geneva.

The First draft proposal for a new programme on environmental law for the decade beginning in 2020 (Montevideo Programme V) developed by UN Environment, serves as background information for the Dialogue, as well as, the basis for discussion during the upcoming meeting of the Friends of the Co-chairs for the Montevideo Programme, which will take place in Nairobi from 26 to 28 November 2018You are invited to share your written comments on the draft with colleagues at UN Environment at unenvironment-montevideo@un.org by 22 November. 

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