The third dialogue in the UN Environment Management Group (EMG) Nexus Dialogue Series 2018 will convene under the theme, ‘Law for Environmental Sustainability’. The event will, inter alia, explore existing gaps, and identify opportunities for strengthened collaboration among UN entities to promote legal measures to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with particular focus on its environmental dimension. It will discuss how these entities can collaborate, building on existing successful partnerships and borrowing from good practices in other areas of law, to promote implementation of SDG 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions).
The Dialogue aims to: identify existing and emerging global environmental challenges that require new legal approaches and stronger forms of collaboration among UN entities and beyond; explore respective entities’ roles in supporting countries in strengthening the law as part of achieving the 2030 Agenda, including SDG 16, as means to achieve environmental sustainability; take stock of existing partnerships, with a focus on achievements, gaps and opportunities for building stronger partnerships; and provide input to the UN Environment-led Montevideo Programme, a ten-year global strategy for the progressive development and periodic review of environmental law.
Preceded by the second Dialogue in the 2018 series on ‘Greening with Jobs: A Just Transition to Sustainability’ and the first Dialogue on ‘Biodiversity Mainstreaming in the Context of Human Security and Wellbeing,’ the event is convened with support from UN Environment, the Government of Switzerland, Geneva Environment Network and Earthjustice.
Launched in April 2017, in Geneva, the Nexus Dialogue Series brings UN agencies and other stakeholders closer together in identifying further synergies and partnerships at the intersection of the different SDGs from an environmental perspective.
date: 19 November 2018
location: Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland