The EMG Issue Management Group on Biodiversity was established in 2021 to continue and expand upon the work of the now-concluded EMG Consultative Process on Biodiversity.  The Group’s mandate is to prepare the ground for UN-system collaboration on the Global Biodiversity Framework through the UN Common Approach to Biodiversity.

At the 27th meeting of EMG, the Senior Officials agreed to establish a Consultative Process aiming to prepare a UN system-wide approach towards a pollution-free planet.

In line with the UN Secretary-General’s Call to Action for Human Rights, EMG supports the efforts to ensure a more coherent and consistent UN system-wide approach to human rights and the environment. An Issue Management Group (IMG) has been established.

In November 2021, the EMG Senior Officials agreed to establish a Consultative Process on Sustainable Infrastructure to strengthen UN-system support to the Member States in this area of work and requested the EMG Secretariat to facilitate its establishment.

The purpose of the Task Team is to expand UN system involvement and strengthen the coordination of UN-system support to Member States in addressing the global challenge posed by marine plastic debris and microplastics