The Regional Consultation on the Environment and Natural Resources for the 2019 AFSD and HLPF will examine the environmental and natural resource dimensions that influence the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The meeting is expected to result in an outcome document reflecting regional views on the SDGs to be reviewed at the 2019 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). The outcome document will be submitted to the 2019 Arab Forum on Sustainable Development (AFSD) to inform regional preparations for the HLPF.
The regional consultation will be structured around four thematic areas, with climate change to be considered as a cross-cutting issue: environmental education; promoting green jobs; decoupling economic growth from environmental degradation; and conflict and the environment.
The meeting is organized by the League of Arab States, UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA).
dates: 27-28 February 2019
location: Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt