On the 11th and 12th of May 2021, European Union and Kenya held a Virtual EU-Kenya Green Diplomacy Conference, an event organised as part of the EU’s diplomatic efforts in promoting a transition to a climate neutral, nature-positive, resource efficient and more circular global economy in line with the ambition of the external dimension of the European Green Deal.
It specifically supported the need to define long-term pathways towards a green transition, together
with consistent short-term milestones. It further helped build upon the EU support to multilateral
action, and in particular EU’s objectives for the international negotiations taking place in the critical period of next 12 months, which will include, amongst others the 26th Conference of Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Glasgow in November 2021 (Climate COP-26), the 15th Conference of Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Kunming in October 2021 (Biodiversity COP-15) and the resumed 5th session of the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi in February-March 2022 (UNEA-5).