Connie Hedegaard in Nairobi during UN Environment Programme Governing Council
The Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard is in Nairobi (20-21 February), where the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme is meeting.
The Governing Council will focus on emerging policy issues under the overall theme of "The environmental agenda in the changing world: from Stockholm (1972) to Rio (2012)".
Commissioner Hedegaard will have a number of bilateral meetings on the margins of the UNEP Governing Council, in particular with the current and future hosts of the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (South Africa and Qatar) and with representatives of Least Developed Countries.
These meetings will provide the opportunity to promote a green economy approach for sustainable development and to maintain the momentum developed in Durban for enhanced action towards a legally binding instrument by 2015.