UNEA 5 Statement South Africa

United Nations Environment Programme ; United Nations Environment Programme (2021-02-26)

This crisis has highlighted the challenges we face as an international community and has put a spotlight on among others the importance of nature, compassion and solidarity which is required, as well as the delicate balance between nature and human life. It has also brought sharp focus on societal vulnerability to systemic and multidimensional risks of climate change, biodiversity loss and land degradation among others. Given the current global challenge of COVID-19 Pandemic, the United Nation Environment Assembly theme, “Strengthening Actions for Nature to Achieve Sustainable Development” is therefore most relevant, important and timely.