United Nations Environmental Assembly of the United Nations Environmental Programme – Fourth session
March 11 - March 15
11-15 March 2019
The Life Cycle Initiative is preparing for the fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA4) that will take place in Nairobi in March 2019 and will focus on “innovative solutions for environmental challenges and sustainable consumption and production”. This year, one key focus area will be life-cycle approaches to resource efficiency, energy, chemicals and waste management.
Since it was created in the Rio+20 conference back in 2012, the UNEA has continued to be the world’s highest-level decision-making body on the environment. The Assembly meets biennially to set priorities for global environmental policies and develop international environmental law. Its focus on life-cycle approaches makes it a huge opportunity for the Life Cycle Initiative to bring its vision closer to reality.