Tongji Delegation Attends UNEA-4 and Launches Important Reports
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       4-15 March 2019, Nairobi - the fourth United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-4) has been held and attended by environment ministers worldwide including H.E. Xie Zhenhua Special Representative for Climate Change of China, Vice Minister of Ecology and Environment Mr. Zhao Yingmin. The topic of this year is "Innovative Solution for Environmental Challenges and sustainable consumption and production," focusing on consumption and production. The event aimed to reach several important agreements, appealing to take urgent actions in case of new challenges, in order to mitigate the current environmental problems. UN Environment Acting Executive Director Ms. Joyce Msuya and H.E. Xie Zhenhua warmly greeted Tongji students and appreciated their contribution in the field of environment and encouraged them to continue the excellent work.

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The Acting Executive Director of UN Environment Ms. Joyce Msuya met Tongji delegation

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H.E. Xie Zhenhua Special Representative for Climate Change of China met Tongji Delegation

Tongji University participated as an invited speaker and student observers. Executive Vice President of Tongji university Prof. Jiang Wu addressed at the closing ceremony and speak as a panelist on how the university should involve in Environmental education training.

During the conference, Tongji University and Un-Habitat also hosted the launch the Report on “Making cities sustainable through rehabilitation polluted rivers: lesson from China and other countries” and the pre-launche of the report on “Net Zero Carbon Village Planning Guidelines for the Yangtze River Delta Region in China”. This launch event was attended by, Ms. Maimunah Sharif, Executive Director UN-Habitat. 

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Tongji Delegation launches important reports with the Executive Director of UN Habitat Ms. Maimunah Sharif

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Tongji student observers in UNEA-4

The Tongji student delegation attended the Youth Alliance “Dream to Action” expressing their views on the importance of youth involvement in achieving the SDG.

IESD was established in 2002 jointly by UN-Environment and Tongji Unviersity. Through IESD platform, Tongji has sent many outstanding 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.