More than 200 social advocates gather Sunday, June 7th to discuss plastic pollution, the COVID-19 recovery, development in harmony with nature, and involvement at The International Consultation of major Groups and Stakeholders.
ForUMs Chair to speak about ocean pollution
A range of speakers from all over the world will speak about the themes of the consultation, organized by ForUM for Development and Environment (ForUM) in cooperation with UN Major Groups, UN Environment Programme, and the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment.
ForUM’s chair, Eirik Lindebjerg, will speak about how to tackle plastic pollution. Lindebjerg is the Global Plastic Policy Manager for WWF International and central in the global movement for an international agreement to stop plastic pollution of the ocean.
Indigenous peoples spokesperson to speak on development and nature
In 2016, Rodion Sulyandziga was arrested in Russia and thus prevented to lead a seminar related to his work for indigenous peoples and human rights. Sunday he will be voicing indigenous peoples’ concerns on the consultation.
Indigenous peoples are experiences difficulties during the COVID-19 pandemic and it is more important than ever to make sure the indigenous perspective is included in international processes on the environment.
Youth have a strong voice at the consultation
Yugratna Srivastava from India became the youngest person to address the UN on climate change in at the age of 12. Srivastava now works to engage young people, in the design, implementation, monitoring, follow-up, and review of sustainable development policies at all levels.
The host of the consultation is, Ella Marie Hætta Isaksen, a young Norwegian Sami musician and activist. Isaksen is the lead vocalist in the electronic-joik band Isák. She has a background from the environmental protection organization Natur og Ungdom.
Watch the public panel debates here: