United Nations Environment Programme Accreditation

Strengthening the Bridge

We are delighted to announce Circular Regions successful accreditation to the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) of UNEP. This accreditation enables us opportunities to contribute to UNEP’s work on environmental policy, and is the result of our recognised activities in the field of environmental issues on an international scale.

Bridging top-down and bottom-up Circular Economy

One of the pillars of the Circular Regions initiative is to bridge bottom-up data from circular initiatives by all stakeholders for mission-oriented systemic change at a global scale.
In conjunction with providing tools and resources for on-the-ground initiatives; we provide insight for policymakers, informing decision makers on the social, economic and environmental impacts, as well as the technological, market, social, cultural and regulatory barriers and enablers for accelerating the transition to a Circular Economy.

By joining the esteemed list of UNEP accredited non-governmental organisations, we will extend and strengthen this bridge.

"This accreditation is a great honour. It could not have been achieved without the collaboration and support of our team, our partners and the stakeholders that we represent."
Cynthia Reynolds

Accreditation is the main entry point for Major Groups and Stakeholders into policy dialogue at UNEP. In the process leading up to sessions of the United Nations Environment Assembly of UNEP, accredited organizations have the opportunity:

  1. To participate in the Regional Consultation Meeting to be held in each region, in preparation for the Assembly;
  2. To contribute in the preparation of Regional Civil Society Statements towards UNEP and the Assembly;
  3. To receive unedited working documents of the United Nations Environment Assembly at the same time as the Committee of the Permanent Representatives (CPR);
  4. To submit to the UN Environment Secretariat written contributions to these unedited working documents for distribution to the Governments through the Committee of the Permanent Representatives (CPR); and
  5. To participate in the public Meetings of the Committee of Permanent Representatives, the Assembly and the Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum, an associated meeting of the UN Environment Assembly.

During the session of the Environment Assembly, accredited organizations have the opportunity:

  • To attend the plenary sessions of the Committee of the Whole and the Ministerial Consultations as observers and to exchange views and interact with Governments present;
  • To circulate written statements to Governments, in the form of information documents through the UNEP secretariat; and
  • To make oral statements during the discussions of the United Nations Environmental Assembly of UNEP.
UN Environment strives to ensure an effective, inclusive and balanced participation of Non-Governmental Organizations as they play a central role in providing expertise and scientific knowledge, informing governments of local needs and opinions, as well as identifying the “on the ground” realities of policy decisions.
We are honoured to be included.
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