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WECF’s Sascha Gabizon nominated as UNEP’s Regional Representative for Europe

Our executive director Sascha Gabizon has been nominated for the Regional Representative elections of the United Nations Environmental Programme.

18.09.2017 |

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Our executive director Sascha Gabizon has been nominated for the Regional Representative elections of the United Nations Environmental Programme. Next to Sascha WECF member Petru Botnaru from Moldova has been nominated.

The regional representatives serve as observers on the Major Groups Facilitating Committee, whose goal it is to facilitate Major Groups and Stakeholders engagement with UNEP. This committee is not a decision making body, but rather acts to provide guidance and coordinate the engagement of Major Groups. 

Two regional representatives will be elected for each of the 5 UNEP regions at the regional Consultative Meetings, for a term of one year. Currently, Sascha Gabizon is alternate representative of the Women’s Major Group.

Why you should vote for Sascha

"Sascha Gabizon is a an expert on international environmental policy processes and has been in the past chair of the UNEP Major Group and Stakeholder Facilitating Committee. She is still an active member of the Women’s Major Group but has recently been elected into a new role of the Women’s Major Group, to develop and facilitate the European regional activities. In that regional role, she has coordinated input for the UNEP report "Towards a Pollution Free Planet“, for the GEO-6 report, and for the Ministerial Outcome document of UNEA-3. In the previous years, Sascha was one of the key coordinators for the GGEO of UNEP, and co-authored the chapter on gender and energy. Sascha’s main expertise in on Environmental Health and on the Sustainable Development process (Agenda 2030), which are both key for the upcoming UNEA. She can link the UNEA-3 to regional European process on Chemicals, Waste, Environmental Health, Climate and Water & Sanitation. Sascha has shown to be a capable and motivating facilitator for civil society engagement in UNEP’s processes and we can highly recommend her"

All organisations accredited to UNEP can vote and can nominate 2 persons. 

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