Science-Policy-Business Forum and UNEA-4
Nairobi, Kenya, 08 – 10 March 2019 and 11 – 15 March 2019
The fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4) took place from 11-15 March 2019 under the overall theme ‘Innovative Solutions for Environmental Challenges and Sustainable Consumption and Production’ in Nairobi, Kenya. In the lead-up to the UNEA, the second UN Global Science-Policy-Business Forum on the Environment convened from 8-10 March 2019, whose recommendations are expected to inform UNEA and the UN’s work on the SDGs and the Paris Agreement on climate change.
As in previous years, GEMS/Water actively participated in both events:
- Science-Policy-Business Forum: Official launch of the global water quality information system GEMStat during the session “Monitoring Ambient Water and Air Quality: Launch of GEMStat Data Interface”: Besides interactive maps and data visualization, the revised system provides identified access to water quality data.
- UNEA-4: Presentation of GEMS/Water and the GEMStat Portal during the World Environment Situation Room – Pop-up Session “Global Environment Monitoring System for Water (GEMS/Water) and GEMStat database”
In addition, the GEMS/Water team hosted a booth during UNEA-4 and presented its latest activities to delegations as well as to existing and potential partners of the GEMS/Water network.