Act #ForNature is a global online forum to support actions for nature to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

2020 marks the beginning of the decade of action. This super year for nature was derailed by the COVID 19 outbreak, but the urgency to Act #ForNature has not diminished. How can we strengthen actions for nature to achieve the sustainable development goals in light of this global pandemic?

The Act#ForNature forum is the first global consultation in support of the 5th Session of the world’s highest-level decision-making body on the environment – the UN Environment Assembly – which will be held at the United Nations Environment Programme Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya in February 2021.

The forum will be convened under the leadership of Mr. Sveinung Rotevatn, President of the UN Environment Assembly and Minister of Climate and Environment of Norway, and Ms. Inger Andersen, Under Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

Regions4 will join interested stakeholders to engage in discussing the UNEA-5 themes and to prepare for the Assembly. We encourage you to consider participating actively in this event and the other activities leading to UNEA-5.

7 June: International Consultation of Major Groups and Stakeholders for the Fifth Session of the UN Environment Assembly

The consultation will centre around the following themes:

– Health and Environment: What a post-pandemic recovery looks like

– Tackling Ocean Pollution

– Ecosystem Restoration, Biodiversity and Development

– Involvement and Implementation

– Developing Action Points

The output of the consultation will be handed over to the Bureau of the UNEA and the Committee of Permanent Representatives.

The complete program for the consultation can be found here. Check out the website for more information about the Oslo Act #forNature Global Forum and The International Consultation of Major Groups and Stakeholders.

8-10 June: Virtual Global Townhalls

– Monday 8 June, 9:00-10:00 GMT+3: Working with the Environment to protect people in a post-COVID world. Introductory remarks by Sveinung Rotevatn and Inger Andersen, followed by a presentation of the status of biodiversity and ecosystem services globally.

– Monday 8 June, 10:00-12:00 GMT+: Healthy ecosystems for healthy people: limiting the impact and future emergence of zoonotic diseases

– Monday 8 June, 14:00-16:00 GMT+3: Adapt to thrive: Transformational change for nature and business

– Monday 8 June, 18:30-20:30 GMT+3: Turning the tide on marine litter

– Tuesday 9 June, 10:00-12:00 GMT+3: Connecting people and nature: Transforming the global food systems

– Wednesday 10 June, 14:00 -16:00 GMT+3: Youth voices for nature: environmental governance in the time of Covid-19

9-10 June: Joint Preparatory Retreat of the Bureaux of the UN Environment Assembly and the Committee of Permanent Representatives (by invitation only)

More information on registration and events is available here: