Watch the live stream from the global consultation on environment here

Watch the live stream from the global consultation on environment here

Over 350 civil society representatives gather for the largest global digital consultation ever held on environment. Watch the live stream from the public sessions here!

Watch the live stream from the public sessions online here:

Act ForNature Global Online Forum - Sunday June 7th 2020 from Tappin AS on Vimeo.


12:00 - 12:25: Opening session

  • Sveinung Rotevatn, UNEA President and Norwegian Minister of Climate and Environment
  • Inger Andersen, Under Secretary-General of the UN and UNEP Executive Director
  • Dr. Mohamed Abdelraouf, Major Group Chair

12:30 - 13:00: Tackling Ocean Pollution

  • Jane Patton, Senior Campaigner with the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)
  • Eirik Lindebjerg, Global Plastics Policy Manager at World Wildlife Foundation (WWF)
  • Amayo Passy Ogolla, Programme Officer for Sustainable Energy Futures Programme at the Society for International Development (SID)

13:45 -14:15: Health and Environment: What a post-pandemic recovery looks like

  • Philip Lymbery, Global Chief Executive Officer at Compassion in World Farming, Visiting Professor at the University of Winchester and Vice-President of Eurogroup for Animals, Brussels
  • Hadia Sheerazi, fra the Carbon Management Research Initiative (CaMRI) at the Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy
  • Francis Kim Upgi, director, Economic and Social Policy at The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) Asia-Pacific

15:00 - 15:30: Ecosystem Restoration, Biodiversity, and Development: How can we have development in harmony with nature?

  • Isis Alvarez, livestock campaign coordinator with the Global Forest Coalition, addressing gender aspects in forest management
  • Rodion Sulyandziga, Focal point for UN Major Group for Indigenous Peoples. Rodion Sulyandziga is the Russian Far East-Director of the Centre for the Support of Indigenous Peoples of the North (CSIPN), and co-chair of the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC).
  • Noelene Nabulivou, co-founder and political advisor for Diverse Voices and Action for Equality (DIVA). She is an activist and spokesperson on climate change, sustainable development, and gender equality.

16:15 - 16:45: Road to Stockholm+50, UNEP@50 and achieving the SDGs: Involvement and implementation

  • Jan-Gustav Strandenæs, senior advisor at Stakeholder Forum. Jan-Gustav has played an active role in UNEPprocesses for 50+ years
  • Neth Daño, Co-Executive Director of the ETC group (Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration).
  • Yugratna Srivastava, Focal point, UN Major Group for Children and Youth. Yugratna Srivastava works to engage young people, in the design, implementation, monitoring, follow-up, and review of sustainable development policies at all levels

19:15 - 20:15: Plenary session: Taking the work forward: How to advance the outcomes of the consultation towards UNEA 5 and beyond in a strategic manner?

  • One representative from each major group present the main points from their group sessions