Tongji delegation attends the third United Nations Environment Assembly
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    4 December 2017, Nairobi - the tird United Nations Environment Assembly(UNEA-3) was held and attended by environment minsters worldwide including Mr.Li Ganjie, Minster of Environment Protection of China. The topic of this year is "Towards a Pollution-free Planet", focusing on environmental pollution and aims to reaching several important agreements, appealing to take urgent actions in case of emergent challenges, in order to mitigate air, water, land and ocean pollution and manage chemicals and wastes safely.

    On the opening ceremony, the head of UN Environment, Erik Solheim said, “Given the grim statistics on how we are poisoning ourselves and our planet, bold decisions from the UN Environment Assembly are critical. That is as true for threats like pollution as it is for climate change and the many other environmental threats we face.”



    Tongji University participated as invited speaker, exhibitor, and student observers. During the assembly, the student delegation introduced the work on green campus, environmental education and research, showcased the contribution and influence of Tongji University. UN Environment Executive Director Erik Solheim and Mr. Li Ganjie warmly greeted Tongji students and encouraged them to focus on international frontier in the field of environmental protection technological development, deepen the understanding of global environmental problem with their professional expertise to make contribution on the sustainable development of society, environment and economy. 



    The five delegates are Cai Yiwei, Liao Jingsi, Huang Qianying, Zheng Lirong and Shi Yu who come from the college of Environmental Science and Engineering and college of Transportation Engineering. The UNEP-Tongji IESD was established in 2002 and has been in partnership with Africa's environmental technology transfer project for 10 years. Through the platform of UNEP-Tongji IESD, Tongji has sent about 60 excellent interns and observers to the headquarters of United Nations Environment Programme and of United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UNEP Office for Asia and the Pacific, UNEP Office for Africa, and major international conferences including climate change conferences and UN Environmental Assembly.