Regional Consultation on the Environment and Natural Resources for the 2019 AFSD and HLPF
In line with resolutions of the Council of Arab Ministers Responsible for the Environment, ESCWA and regional partners are organizing a Regional Consultation on the Environment and Natural Resources for the 2019 AFSD and HLPF from 27 to 28 February 2019 in Cairo, Egypt.
The regional consultation will examine the environmental and natural resource dimensions that influence the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and will result in an outcome document reflecting regional views on the SDGs under review during the 2019 HLPF review cycle. The outcome document will be submitted to the 2019 AFSD to inform regional preparations for the HLPF.
The regional consultation will be structured around four major themes that reflect the environment and natural resource dimensions of the goals being examined during the 2019 review cycle; and climate change will be considered as a cross-cutting issue as it will be more deeply addressed in the subsequent regional consultation focused on Goal 13 to be held in Beirut from 21 to 22 March 2019.
The meeting’s four thematic areas are detailed below:
Theme 1: Environmental Education
Theme 2: Promoting Green Jobs
Theme 3: Decoupling Economic Growth from Environmental Degradation
Theme 4: Conflict and the Environment