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UN holds Environment Assembly with record number of participants

United Nations, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Environment Assembly opened its debates today in Nairobi, Kenya, addressing collectively the critical problems facing the planet.

According to the agenda disclosed here, the meeting welcomes a record of six thousand delegates, including seven heads of state, more than a hundred ministers and deputy ministers, as well as experts, activists and industry representatives.

Scheduled to run until March 1, the event is focused on achieving multilateral environmental agreements and a formula for overcoming the triple planetary crisis: climate chaos, biodiversity loss and pollution.

Meanwhile, participants will discuss the resolutions submitted by member states and the ministerial declaration to be adopted at the conclusion of the Assembly.

A total of 20 resolutions and two decisions will be discussed, focused on issues such as solar radiation modification, mining, desertification, circularity of sugarcane agribusiness, highly hazardous pesticides, increasing the resilience of ecosystems and communities to drought, regional cooperation for air quality, among other topics.

The Assembly was created in 2012 as a result of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, held in Brazil. jrr/jav/mem/ebr