UNEA 5.2 | February 28 – March 2, 2022 | Online & In Nairobi, Kenya

The Private Sector is committed building a resilient and inclusive post-pandemic world. 

This editorial originally appeared in Plastics News. It has been reposted with their permission.

In 2011, recognizing the need to address the growing challenge of marine litter, a determined group of plastics industry associations from around the world initiated a coordinated effort to help address plastic waste in the environment.

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed all of our lives. As the battle against the health crisis continues, we are all thankful for the medical professionals, public health experts, first responders, and countless others who are on the frontlines of this fight.

The Global Business Alliance for the Environment (GBA4E) congratulates Margaret Munene, CEO, Palmhouse Dairies, for being elected as a Business and Industry Major Group Representative to the UN Environment Major Group Facilitating Committee. 

GBA4E supports the proposed thematic areas
Members of the Global Business Alliance for the Environment (GBA4E) see promising opportunities for constructive discussions, further initiatives, and cooperative action within the three proposed thematic areas for the Fifth Session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA5). The business sector has a role to play in advancing each of the proposed thematic areas and each would provide an opportunity for business to discuss and showcase its role in promoting environmental stewardship in the context of sustainable development.

Turn the Agenda 2030 into an engine for change!

The High-level Political Forum (HLPF) in July 2019 confirmed that progress on the implementation of the Agenda 2030 is sluggish, and the international community is not on track to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) over the next decade.

The Business and Industry Major Group (B&I) in New York has found two volunteers to take on the role of focal point; Norine Kennedy, Vice President, Strategic International Engagement, Environment and Energy Affairs, United States Council for international Business (USCIB) and Shea Gopaul, Special Representative to the UN for the International Organization of Employers (IOE).