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Environmental Governance

UNEP has a rich history assisting governments in obtaining environmental information for decision-making, enhancing global and regional environmental cooperation, developing and applying national and international environmental law, advancing national and regional implementation of environmental objectives, and bridging major groups and governments in policy development and implementation processes. 

UNEP and Environmental Governance at a Glance

UNEP and Environmental Governance at a Glance

Upcoming Event

Bangkok, Thailand 

26 -28 November 2014

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Human Rights and the Environment
The Compendium on human rights and the environment takes stock of the normative and jurisprudential developments in the field of human rights and the environment. It describes international instruments that relate to human rights and the environment, such as multilateral environmental agreements, international human rights treaties, and international resolutions and declarations. 

The objective of the publication is to identify and promote good practices relating to the use of human rights obligations and commitments to inform, support and strengthen environmental policy making, especially in the areas of environmental protection and management.Read More

Environmental Rule of  Law

A Global Symposium on Environmental Rule of Law, held at the first United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in Nairobi, brought together Chief Justices, Heads of Jurisdiction, Attorneys General, Auditors General, Chief Prosecutors, lawyers and legal experts to raise awareness of the role of environmental law as an indispensable tool in achieving sustainable development and a Green Economy.

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Environmental Law Guidelines
 
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UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI)


UN Environment Management Group (EMG)

Poverty-Environment Initiative

United Nations Information Portal on Multilateral Environment Agreements

ECOLEX - The Gateway to Environmental Law

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