Gender in UNEP's priority areas

Climate Change

The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) resulted in the Copenhagen Accord under which several developing and developed countries outlined intentions and commitments on carbon emissions, pledged support for technology transfer and acknowledged the importance of forest systems in combating climate change  More

Disasters and Conflicts

Disasters and Conflicts

UNEP's programme seeks to minimize environmental threats to human well-being from the environmental causes and consequences of conflicts and disasters through; post-crisis environmental assessments, post-crisis environmental recovery, environmental cooperation for peace building and disaster risk reduction.   More

Ecosystem Management

Ecosystem Management

UNEP is working to articulate, facilitate and support appropriate timely responses in order to secure the environmental conditions for prosperity, stability and equity. Governments, the international community, the private sector, civil society and the general public all have an important role to play. Scientific evidence shows that ecosystems are under unprecedented pressure, threatening prospects for sustainable development. While the challenges are daunting, they also provide opportunities for local communities, business and government to innovate for the benefit of communities, economies and the global environment. UNEP will promote the involvement of stakeholders, in particular women in defining ecosystem needs and developing and implementing broad-based sustainable solutions.   More

Environmental Governance

Environmental Governance

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

Harmful Substances

Harmful Substances

UNEP’s aim is to promote chemical safety and provide countries with access to information on toxic chemicals. UNEP promotes chemical safety by providing policy advice, technical guidance and capacity building to developing countries and those with economies in transition, including activities on chemicals related to the implementation of (SAICM).   More

Resource Efficiency

Resource Efficiency

UNEP works to promote resource efficiency, sustainable consumption and production in both developed and developing countries. The focus is on achieving increased understanding and implementation by public and private decision makers of policies and actions for resource efficiency and sustainable consumption and production   More