Did you know that the United Nations Environment Assembly is the world’s highest-level
decision-making body on the environment? It considers all the critical environmental
challenges that the world is facing today. And then understands and analyses these
challenges to come up with constructive solutions that can be implemented by preserving
and rehabilitating our environment.
The Environment Assembly meets twice a year to set priorities for global environmental
policies and develop international environmental law which a large part of the planet follows.
Decision-making requires broad participation, which is why the Assembly provides an
opportunity for all peoples to help design solutions for our planet’s health.
Now coming to the theme for 2021 UNEA, It’s surprising how we as a race neglect
The environment’s important knowing we survive on it. Knowing that it is the basis of our
existence. It is the planet’s life support system and upholds human existence and welfare. It
drives our economy.
Time and again nature has been misused and taken for granted by us humans. And
likewise, we have been given warnings. In today’s time when we face high risks of nature
being destroyed, followed by our survival coming to an end soon after, it’s important we
realize how we should start making use of the multiple solutions that nature provides to
challenges we face, like reducing pollution, mitigating and adapting to climate change and
While this concern is broadly being recognized, we are losing nature at an alarming pace.
The theme for the United Nations Environment Assembly, therefore, calls for strengthened
action to protect and restore nature and nature-based solutions to achieve sustainably
development goals in its three complementary dimensions namely social, economic and
The UNEA plans to work in the light of the above themes for Air, Biosafety, Resource
efficiency, Sustainable development, Environmental rights, gender equality, oceans, forests,
extracts, ecosystems and biodiversity, energy, climate change, and other environmental
UNEA also works in the field of Renewable energy. They aim at accelerating the transition to
resource-efficient and sustainable economies. It’s the need of the time and very appropriate
to work in the direction of doing good to Nature and the Environment. One of the most
important works of UNEA in this sphere is starting with PAGE.
PAGE stands for the Partnership for Action on Green Economy. It aims at putting
sustainability at the heart of Economic decision making. It also supports the reframing of
economic policies and strategies to foster economic growth and sustainable development.
This initiative is highly valued and is able to bring in changes in terms of sustainable
economic development and growth in renewable energy.
That allows us to conclude the discussion on a positive note and begin New Years’ on a
refreshing note. Here is hoping 2021 brings us closer to a healthier and sustainable lifestyle
and brings Mother Nature more at peace.
Small steps together make big differences!