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  • GETTING READY

     

    Learning Objectives

     At the end of this course, you will be able to:

    1. Explain the impact and cost of pollution on the planet and on your own life

    2. Describe the international response to the challenges posed by pollution, including the role of Multilateral Environmental Agreements, and the opportunity offered by the Sustainable Development Goals

    3. Provide examples of tools and interventions for innovative and targeted action for the transition towards a pollution-free planet

    4. Access documents and tools that can assist you in the preparation for the next session of the UN Environment Assembly, such as InforMEA

    5. Make an informed decision when committing to the Clean Planet Pledge

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      LESSON 1 - EVIDENCE OF A POLLUTED PLANET: 

       THE SCIENCE, IMPACTS AND ECONOMIC COST

       

       Learning Objectives

       At the end of this lesson, you will be able to: 

      1. Define what pollution is and its major sources

      2. Describe the sources and impacts of pollution in relation to air, freshwater, land and soil, marine and coastal environments

      3. Explain how the unsustainable management of wastes and harmful chemicals are polluting our planet

      4. Provide some examples to illustrate the cost of pollution

       Resources 

      Interactive

      module

      Key points to

      remember 

      Further reading

      and references 

      Lesson

      hand-out (pdf)

      • LESSON 2 - ADDRESSING POLLUTION:

        GLOBAL FRAMEWORKS CHALLENGES AND

        OPPORTUNITIES IN THE CONTEXT OF THE 2030 AGENDA

         

         Learning Objectives

         At the end of this lesson, you will be able to: 

        1. Name the building blocks of the international governance framework for a free-pollution planet and provide concrete examples

        2. Explain the role of Multilateral Environmental Agreements in the transition towards a pollution-free planet and how they are addressing pollution

        3. Name the main challenges and gaps limiting the efficacy of current actions on pollution 

        4. Describe the opportunity provided by the Sustainable Development Goals to tackle pollution

         Resources 

        Interactive

        module

        Key points to

        remember 

        Further reading

        and references 

        Lesson

        hand-out (pdf)

        • LESSON 3 - TRANSITIONING TO

          A POLLUTION-FREE PLANET

           Learning Objectives

           At the end of this lesson, you will be able to: 

           1. Provide examples of the proposed framework for action to transition towards a pollution-free planet

           2. Describe the targeted interventions that need to be prioritized

           3. Name key actions required to achieve a system-wide long-term change 

           4. List the enablers that can facilitate transformative actions

           Resources 

          Interactive

          module

          Key points to

          remember 

          Further reading

          and references 

          Lesson

          hand-out (pdf)

          Share

          your experience

          • THE UN ENVIRONMENT ASSEMBLY 

            In this section you will find access to relevant resoures to help you prepare for the UN Environment Assembly and/or get familiar with the concrete issues to be addressed.

            The UN Environment Assembly, the world's highest-level decision-making body on the environment, will gather in Nairobi, Kenya, from 4-6 December 2017 under the overarching theme of pollution.

            The UN Environment Assembly has the universal membership of all 193 UN Member States and the full involvement of UN organizations, specialized agencies, inter-governmental organizations, civil society and the private sector. In bringing together these varied communities, the Assembly provides a groundbreaking platform for leadership on global environmental policy. 

             Resources

            The Assembly

            Anotated Provisional Agenda

            Rules of Procedure

            InforMEA 

            Pre-session documents 

            In-session documents 

            Post-session documents 

            Preliminary Draft 

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