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Upcomming Events

World Health Day  
7 April 2017

Earth Optimism Summit
21 - 23 April 2017
Washinton, D.C. 

Earth Day
22 April

Air Quality Awareness Week
1 - 5 May 2017
Washinton, D.C.

World Migratory Bird Day
9 - 10 May

International Day for Biodiversity
22 May

World Environment Day
5 June 

The Ocean Conference 
5 June 
New York, NY

World Oceans Day
8 June 


Past Events

Towards the UN Environment Assembly:  Combatting Global Pollution

On February 9, UN Environment’s North America Officer convened a regional stakeholder consultation, “Towards the UN Assembly: Combating Global Pollution,” in cooperation with  the UN Foundation in Washington D.C. The event featured expert panelists who highlighted the impact of various types of pollution on human health and the environment. The discussions centered around the advancements and complexities in combating pollution on the international, national, state and local levels. It also served to capture civil society perspectives on the topic of global pollution that will be shared at the third UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-3) to be held in Nairobi, Kenya in December 2017.

Over 70 participants from civil society and government participated in the event which included the election of a new Regional Major Groups and Stakeholder Representatives to UN Environment, North America Office. Michelle Wyman accepted the nomination while currently serving as the Executive Director of the National Council for Science and the Environment. She joins Christian Ledwell from the International Institute for Sustainable Development as the two representatives who will share the perspectives of North America’s civil society at UNEA-3.  



NCSE 2017: Integrating Environment and Health 

From January 24-26, the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) held their 17th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment: “Integrating Environment and Health,” at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City at the Washington D.C. National Airport.

The Conference attracted 800 leaders to network, learn, and collaborate on a wide range of issues in environmental and health science and policy.

The Head of UN Environment’s Science Division and Chief Scientist, Jacqueline McGlade was featured as a penelist on the session: Integrating Environment and Health: Where Do We Go From Here?  

Publications from the Science and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP), and the Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-6) Regional Assessment for North America were displayed and distributed to event attendees.