Climate change is global, and ecoAmerica is joining a UN dialogue and network for organizations tackling climate protection and other major environmental challenges.
ecoAmerica was recently accredited to the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) of UN Environment. Accreditation provides non-governmental organizations with observer status to the Assembly and its subsidiary bodies of the UNEA of UN Environment Programme. This allows ecoAmerica to participate in the work of UN Environment’s Governing Bodies, such as the UNEA of UN Environment and the Committee of Permanent Representatives. Accreditation is the main entry point for Major Groups and Stakeholders into the policy dialogue at UN Environment. Other US accredited environmental organizations include Conservation International, Defenders of Wildlife, Earth Day Network and NRDC among others.
With this strategic alliance, ecoAmerica can join forces with leaders and organizations that share our interests in mobilizing officials in the public health, faith, and local communities sectors to better learn and share best practices. The possibilities for international learning and collaboration are endless, as we have seen some of these sectors leverage their voices at important political moments like UNFCCC COP21 in Paris. Now is the time to look for extraordinary partnerships to battle climate change as the world aims for monumental action by 2030, and we see opportunities to coordinate our US-based activities with international efforts. UN accreditation will give ecoAmerica a new window on these opportunities and new networks to collaborate with.
The fourth session of the UNEA will take place from March 11 – 15, 2019 in Nairobi.