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Wednesday, 22 November 2017 00:00

Final Preparations for the United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi

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WAN is now making final preparations for our attendance next week of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in Nairobi, Kenya. United Nations Environment, which hosts UNEA, is the leading environmental policymaking body globally. The theme of this year’s UNEA is pollution, and so WAN is looking to use this opportunity to raise awareness of the significant contribution to pollution of animal agriculture.

cow grazing riverWith this in mind, we have prepared comments on a number of proposed resolutions relevant to this issue, and have also submitted these comments for consideration through the Women’s Major Group and the Non-Governmental Organization Major Group (the Major Groups System is the key way for civil society to engage the policymaking at UN Environment).

Additionally, WAN has prepared a number of briefings on the contribution of animal agriculture to pollution, including a series of topical two-pagers exploring specific aspects of the issue. These briefings are all available below.

For more information about UNEA and our participation in this forum, please see our recent blogs:
World Animal Net Prepares for United Nations Environment Assembly 3
World Animal Net Gains Accreditation at the United Nations Environment Programme

Jessica Bridgers

Jessica is the Executive Director at World Animal Net. Having received a B.S. in biology with minors in chemistry and anthropology from the University of New Mexico, she combines a scientific background with a passion for animal protection. She completed her M.S. in Animals and Public Policy from Tufts University and internships with Humane Society International, Animal Protection of New Mexico, and the New England Anti-Vivisection Society before arriving at World Animal Net. In her free time, she volunteers with horse and wildlife rescues. 


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