Report and Main Outcomes of International Consultations for Major Groups and Stakeholders
The Major Groups Facilitating Committee (MGFC) decided to hold an international consultation for Major Groups and Stakeholders through an online format before the joint retreat of the Committee of Permanent Representatives (CPR) and UNEA Bureaus on 24 June 2021. The main objective of the consultation was to prepare questions and input for the 90-minute exchange between the MGFC and members of the Bureaus held as part of the joint retreat on 24 June 2021, one milestone along to the path to the 5th UN Environment Assembly (UNEA 5.2) and UNEP@50 in February/March 2022. The agenda of the consultation was therefore structured around the thematic agenda points of the joint retreat in order to provide focused input for the exchange with the Bureaus. The MGFC mandated a Consultation Preparation Team to prepare and facilitate the consultation on 21 June. All Major Groups as well as the thematic clusters were asked to identify members to join the Consultation Preparation Team. The team was supported by Women Engage for a Common Future (WECF) and the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) who facilitated the team meetings, set up a shared space for online documents, took minutes, drafted the invitation and programme for the consultation, took care of the registration of participants and hosted the online event.