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Environmental governance at the national, regional and global levels is critical for the achievement of environmental sustainability.  Strengthened environmental governance should be in place at all levels to respond quickly and effectively to emerging environmental challenges, and to address agreed environmental priorities.   Actions are required:

  • To support coherent international decision-making processes for environmental governance;
  • To catalyze international efforts to pursue the implementation of internationally agreed objectives;
  • To support regional, subregional and national environmental governance processes and institutions;
  • To promote and support the environmental basis for sustainable development at the national level.