The minister of Environment and Climate Action, João Pedro Matos Fernandes, participates, this Monday, 22, in the High Level Plenary Session of the Opening of the 5th meeting of the United Nations Assembly for the Environment (UNEA).
The session features a recorded message from the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, and the participation of the President of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), Sveinung Rotevatn and the President of the United Nations Environment Program, Inger Andersen.
The intervention of the Minister of Environment and Climate Action is made on behalf of the European Union, as Portugal is currently assuming the Presidency of the Council.
The urgent response to major environmental challenges – climate change, pollution and biodiversity – will be at the heart of its intervention.
“Strengthening Actions for Nature to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals” is the theme chosen for this meeting, which included the launch of the report “Making Peace with Nature”, under the responsibility of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).
The Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, highlights the opportunity that the coming months represent for the transition to a sustainable, inclusive and resilient future.
At this meeting, documents that are essential for the functioning of UNEP will be adopted, namely the Medium Term Strategy for 2022-2025, the Work Program and Budget for the biennium 2022-2023.
João Pedro Matos Fernandes also participates in the “Leadership Dialogues”, in which he will have the opportunity to share the commitments assumed by Portugal in terms of carbon neutrality and highlight the importance of a green recovery, highlighting the role of energy transition in this path.
The links to watch the interventions of the Ministry of Environment and Climate Action are as follows:
08h00 - 11h00 Opening Plenary | Environment Assembly (unep.org)
13h00 - 16h00 Leadership Dialogue A | Environment Assembly (unep.org)