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Scientific Advisory Groups

UNEP's work, a great portion being scientific and technical in nature, to leverage knowledge in support of decision making in environmental management and sustainable development, has contributed to the establishment of a number of scientific advisory groups for which UNEP acts as the convener.


  • The Ecosystem Conservation Group (ECG)
  • The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
  • The Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environment Protection (GESAMP)
  • The Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP)
  • The United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR)
  • International Resource Panel