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).

On March 12, 2019, at the Fourth United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA4), The Global Business Alliance for the Environment (GBA4E) held its first High Level Dinner, welcoming more than 80 guests.

Read the full Report pdf here (203 KB) .  

The Fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4) will take place from 11-15 March 2019, in Nairobi, Kenya, on the theme, ‘Innovative Solutions for Environmental Challenges and Sustainable Consumption and Production’.

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The Fourth Session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA4) is taking place March 11 to 15, 2019 at UN Environment in Nairobi, Kenya on the theme “Innovative Solutions for Environmental Challenges and Sustainable Consumption and Production”.

The Fourth Session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA4) will take place March 11 to 15, 2019 at UN Environment in Nairobi, Kenya. The Assembly theme will be “Innovative Solutions for Environmental Challenges and Sustainable Consumption and Production”.