The EMG Issue Management Group (IMG) 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.