Key Messages from the North American Civil Society Consultation for the 3rd Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly
UN Environment’s North America Office, in partnership with the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, convened a full-day consultation on Thursday, 26 October 2017 at the Lieutenant Governor’s Suite in Queen’s Park, Toronto, Ontario. The consultation provided stakeholders with an opportunity to make inputs into the third session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-3) taking place in Nairobi, Kenya from 4 – 6 December 2017, on the theme Towards a Pollution-Free Planet. The consultation attracted over 50 participants representing different Major Groups from Canadian- and United States-based accredited and non-accredited organizations, as well as government officials. It featured expert panels which discussed the economic cost of pollution, the role of cities in addressing it, and steps that the Canadian and US governments are taking to engage with UNEA-3.