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  • Thursday, 18 April 2024
EPA Joins World Leaders at UNEA-6 to Tackle Environmental Challenges

EPA Joins World Leaders at UNEA-6 to Tackle Environmental Challenges

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change have recently participated in the Sixth Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-6) in Nairobi, Kenya.


UNEA-6, known as the world’s highest environmental decision-making body, brought together a diverse group of representatives from governments, civil society, the scientific community, and the private sector. The overarching theme for this year’s assembly was “Effective, inclusive, and sustainable multilateral actions to tackle climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution.”


During the event, the EPA and the Ministry played a pivotal role in shaping the future direction of global environmental policies. The Assembly serves as a platform to set the global environmental agenda, provide policy guidance, and develop responses to emerging environmental challenges. It also reviews existing policies, facilitates dialogue, and fosters partnerships to achieve environmental goals.


The Assembly considered and adopted resolutions proposed by member states, which will serve as a roadmap for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in the years ahead.


Additionally, a meeting was planned between Sierra Leone’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Jiwoh Abdulai; EPA Executive Chairman, Abu-Bakar S. Massaquoi; and High Commissioner to Kenya, HE Isatu Aminata Bundu, with senior officials from the UN Office in Nairobi and UNEP. This meeting aimed to discuss potential collaboration opportunities for future joint initiatives.


The EPA and the Ministry's participation in UNEA-6 underscores Sierra Leone's commitment to addressing global environmental challenges and working collaboratively with international partners to achieve sustainable development goals.


This engagement reflects the government's dedication to fostering partnerships, promoting environmental sustainability, and contributing to global efforts to combat climate change, protect biodiversity, and reduce pollution.


In conclusion, Sierra Leone's involvement in UNEA-6 demonstrates a proactive approach to tackling environmental issues, aligning with global agendas, and leveraging international cooperation to drive positive change.



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