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Raising public awareness and strengthening the ability of individuals, communities, and nations to adapt to climate change. More

Disasters and Conflicts

Minimising threats to human well-being and the environment caused by disasters and conflicts and their consequences.


Ecosystem Management

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

Ensuring that natural resources are produced, processed and consumed in a more environmentally sustainable way. More

Environment Under Review
Contributing to sustainable development and improved well-being through empowering stakeholders at global, regional and national levels; 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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WED 2014: Make a Change and Give Your Energy for World Environment Day
On 4 June, Geneva locals and diplomatic community cycle in solidarity with islands affected by rising sea levels. Anyone in Geneva will have the opportunity to experience first-hand the positive impact of a sustainable lifestyle on climate change and the rising sea levels that have been affecting the Small Island Developing States. Click here to read more

Tehran Convention COP5: a milestone in Caspian cooperation
Caspian States adopt Biodiversity Protocol and will establish Convention Secretariat in the region. Click here to read more

Transforming Risks into Cooperation - The Environment and Security Initiative 2003-2013
In 2013, the Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC) celebrates its 10th anniversary, and the present publication describes the history, methodology and key results achieved so far through the skills, experience and networks of the ENVSEC partners. Click here to read more

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