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Strengthening the ability of individuals, communities, and nations to adapt to climate change, move towards low carbon societies, improve understanding of climate science, and raise public awareness about the Earth’s changing climate. More

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Seeking to minimise environmental threats to human well-being from the environmental causes and consequences of conflicts and disasters. More

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Supporting balanced responses to natural resource management to meet future ecological and human needs. More

Environmental Governance
Promoting informed decision making to enhance global and regional environmental cooperation. More

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UNEP is a primary driving force in the UN system for international activities related to the sound management of chemicals. More

Resource Efficiency
Fostering sustainable production and consumption by leading global efforts to ensure natural resources are produced, processed and consumed in a more sustainable way. More

Environment Under Review
The Environment Under Review sub programme aims to contribute to sustainable development and improved well-being through empowering stakeholders at global, regional and national levels. It aims to do this by providing open web platforms, services and access to timely, substantiated knowledge about the environment and emerging issues and by strengthening capacities to make use of substantiated knowledge in decision-making.

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Press Release: Carpathian States adopt Protocol on Sustainable Transport

Mikulov, 26 September 2014 – Today, at The Fourth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP4) to the Carpathian Framework Convention, the Carpathian States adopted the Protocol on Sustainable Transport. In his speech UNEP Regional Director for Europe Mr. Jan Dusik said: "Green Infrastructure is one of the main issues to be tackled in the future [...]; the new Transport Protocol is an important tool in this respect."

Media Advisory: the Carphatian COP4, 23-26 September, Mikulov/Czech Republic 
The Fourth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP4) to the Framework Convention on the Protection and Sustainable Development of the Carpathians will take place on 23-26 September in the City of Mikulov at the invitation of the Government of the Czech Republic. Registration is now open for the press conference on 26 September! 

Press Release: Countries take major steps to address emissions and releases of mercury. 

New York, 24 September 2014 – A year after adoption of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, Ministers and senior government officials have renewed the international community’s commitment to combat the global threat posed to human health and the environment from mercury pollution worldwide.

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