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Fourth UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4)

11-15 March 2019

Nairobi, Kenya


Heads of state, ministers, business leaders, UN officials and civil society representatives will gather this week at the Fourth Session of the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi (UNEA-4). Under the theme “Innovative solutions for environmental challenges and sustainable consumption and production,” the meeting will tackle how innovation is key both to solving many environmental challenges, as well as to accelerating sustainable development.


The assembly runs from 11-15 March at UN Environment headquarters in Kenya. As the world’s highest-level decision-making body on the environment, it brings together governments, entrepreneurs, activists and others to share ideas and commit action.


GRID-Arendal will be organising events at UNEA-4. Several of its staff members will be taking part in events as speakers or panellists. 




Don’t waste it, reuse it! Innovative solutions and business models for wastewater reuse

Date: Monday, 11 March 2019

Time: 13:30 – 14:30

Venue: Global Partnership on Marine Litter and Clean Seas Tent

Clever MafutaGRID-Arendal’s Africa Programme Leader, will be a panellist and Miles Macmillan-Lawler, GRID-Arendal’s Chief Scientist, will be attending.




The nasty nexus: Nutrients, wastewater & marine litter

Date: Monday, 11 March 2019

Time: 14:30 – 15:30

Venue: Global Partnership on Marine Litter and Clean Seas Tent

Clever Mafuta, GRID-Arendal’s Africa Programme Leader, will be a panellist and Miles Macmillan-Lawler, GRID-Arendal’s Chief Scientist, will be attending.




Tradition as innovation: How to achieve sustainable pastoralism and protect rangelands for future generations, Ministerial Breakfast Meeting

Date: Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Time: 08:30 – 09:45
Venue: V.I.P. Lounge, UN Campus

Björn Alfthan, GRID-Arendal’s Polar and Mountain Environments Programme Leader, will be attending.




Marine litter in the Arctic

Date: Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Time: 11:00 – 12:00

Venue: Global Partnership on Marine Litter and Clean Seas Tent

Joan Fabres, GRID-Arendal’s Senior Expert and Marine Litter Project Manager, will be presenting and Björn Alfthan, GRID-Arendal’s Polar and Mountain Environments Programme Leader, will be attending.




Panel Session IV: Playing for the planet: How youth and sports can unite to deliver on the global goals

Date: Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Time: 11:30 – 13:00
Venue: Sustainable Innovation Expo space

Clever Mafuta, GRID-Arendal’s Africa Programme Leader, will be attending. 




UN environment meeting with the GRID centres

Date: Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Time: 09:00 – 17:00

Venue: Science Division Meeting Room

Miles Macmillan-Lawler, GRID-Arendal’s Chief Scientist, will be attending.




Launch of the GEO Vital Arctic Graphics

Date: Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Time: 14:00 – 15:00

Venue: Press Conference room

Björn Alfthan, GRID-Arendal’s Polar and Mountain Environments Programme Leader, will be presenting and Miles Macmillan-Lawler, GRID-Arendal’s Chief Scientist, will be attending.




Global Partnership on Marine Litter Networking Luncheon

Date: Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Time: 13:00 – 15:00

Venue: Global Partnership on Marine Litter and Clean Seas Tent

Joan Fabres, GRID-Arendal’s Senior Expert and Marine Litter Project Manager, Patricia Villarubia-Gómez, GRID-Arendal’s Plastic Pollution Expert, and Miles Macmillan-Lawler, GRID-Arendal’s Chief Scientist, will be attending.




Global Environmental Outlook (GEO) at the UN Environment Assembly

Date: Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Time: 15:00 – 18:00

Venue: Conference Room 1

Clever Mafuta, GRID-Arendal’s Africa Programme Leader, and Miles Macmillan-Lawler, GRID-Arendal’s Chief Scientist, will be attending.




A new global governance architecture for marine plastic litter

Date: Thursday, 14 March 2019

Time: 17:00 – 19:00

Venue: Global Partnership on Marine Litter and Clean Seas Tent

Miles Macmillan-Lawler, GRID-Arendal’s Chief Scientist, will deliver the welcome address. Joan Fabres, GRID-Arendal’s Senior Expert and Marine Litter Project Manager, and Patricia Villarubia-Gómez, GRID-Arendal’s Plastic Pollution Expert, will be attending.




Marine litter financing instruments: Are we focusing where it hurts?

Date: Friday, 15 March 2019

Time: 08:00 – 10:00

Venue: Global Partnership on Marine Litter and Clean Seas Tent

Miles Macmillan-Lawler, GRID-Arendal’s Chief Scientist, will deliver the welcome address. Joan Fabres, GRID-Arendal’s Senior Expert and Marine Litter Project Manager, and Patricia Villarubia-Gómez, GRID-Arendal’s Plastic Pollution Expert, will be attending.




Microplastics in wastewater: The hidden threat

Date: Friday, 15 March 2019

Time: 11:00 – 12:00

Venue: Global Partnership on Marine Litter and Clean Seas Tent

Patricia Villarubia-Gómez, GRID-Arendal’s Plastic Pollution Expert, will be a panellist.  Clever Mafuta, GRID-Arendal’s Africa Programme Leader, and Miles Macmillan-Lawler, GRID-Arendal’s Chief Scientist, will be attending.




Vanishing treasures, Steering group meeting

Date: Friday, 15 March 2019

Time: 14:00

Venue: Closed meeting

Björn Alfthan, GRID-Arendal’s Polar and Mountain Environments Programme Leader, will be attending.

Partners

GRID-Arendal´s activities are nearly always a cooperative undertaking made possible through collaboration with our various partners, and donors.