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Minister for Climate and the Environment attending UNEA-6 in Nairobi


Minister for Climate and the Environment Romina Pourmokhtari is attending the sixth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-6) in Nairobi on 27–29 February. Items on Ms Pourmokhtari’s agenda include climate change, plastic pollution, circular economy and threats to biodiversity.

Ms Pourmokhtari will deliver Sweden’s national statement at the high-level segment and take part in one of the segment’s leadership dialogues. She will also take part in a number of events focusing on issues such as plastic pollution and synergies between biodiversity and chemicals. 

In addition, she will make two study visits. One will be to Roam, a Swedish-Kenyan company that manufactures electric vehicles. The second will be to the Gikomba Market, East Africa’s largest second-hand market, and the nearby Nairobi River, to highlight the challenges in circular economy, waste management, sustainable textiles, a fair green transition and new partnerships for Team Sweden.

Negotiations on a number of resolutions and decisions will be held during UNEA-6. The EU will present three resolutions – on water resilience, ocean protection and circular economy. During the negotiations, Sweden will provide expertise in these areas and on chemicals and waste. In addition, decisions will also be taken on items that concern the climate. For example, a resolution on solar radiation modification and air pollution will be considered.   

Press contact

Niki Westerberg
Press Secretary to Minister for Climate and the Environment Romina Pourmokhtari
Phone (switchboard) +46 8 405 10 00
Mobile +46 70 250 59 40
email to Niki Westerberg

About UNEA

The United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) is the governing body of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). It is the only forum where all environmental and climate issues are regularly discussed collectively at global level. The theme of this year’s UNEA is ‘effective, inclusive and sustainable multilateral actions to tackle climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution’.