We convene regular meetings with Commonwealth Environment Ministers to discuss priority issues on environment, natural resources management and climate change for sustainable development.
The Commonwealth Consultative Group on Environment (CCGE) was established by the Commonwealth Secretary-General in 1993 following the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), often known as the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.
The aim is to facilitate discussion among member countries in the wings of appropriate international meetings. CCGE’s terms of reference are to:
CCGE is the Commonwealth's primary intergovernmental forum for consultations on environment and sustainable development issues. It meets in the wings of the UNEP Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum.
The last meeting was held on 20 February 2012, at the UN Headquarters at Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya.