Fourth Session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4).
This is global event held each year. The fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4) took place from 11th -15 March 2019 at United Nations Environment headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya on the theme “Innovative Solutions for Environmental Challenges and Sustainable Consumption and Production” the upcoming events that are published on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) .The 2019 UN Environment Assembly focused on the role of innovation in sustainable Development of a country the event was marked by a series of events including speeches from the best – leaders in government, private sector and civil society The duration of the session was five days.
United Nations Assembly is the world’s highest-level decision-making body on the environment, and it draws participants from governments, entrepreneurs, activists and others to share concepts and commit to action. The Global gross domestic product (GDP) has significantly shot up since 1960s facilitating growth in other sector of the World economies in turn increasing peoples incomes and making them come out of poverty line. This economic growth has been punctuated by increases in demand for the utilization of the available resources. This has led to the overutilization of the resources making some to be scarce hence causing conflict between human and Animals.
The 2019 UN Environment Assembly mainly focused on the role of innovation in transforming the decisions we make as individuals and how we consume and produce them The aim of this session was to deliberate and come up with a global leadership and provide the push needed world governments to manage the environmental resources and live sustainably. The participants who were drawn from the best– leaders in government, private sector and civil society gave speeches on the innovations that can help us live and work sustainably, address critical environmental challenges and create shared value in the process. It is evident that multilateralism has grown and the United Nations Environment Assembly provides us with a tremendous opportunity to make a positive impact on people’s lives, choices and behaviors. Kenyatta University was greatly honored by United Nations to be given one slot for a Kenyatta University Environmental Club (KUNEC) Club Chair to represent the School in the Fourth Session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4).
KUNEC Officials get a word of advice from the cabinet Secretary for Ministry of Environment and Forestry