United Nations Environment Programme environment for development
Environmental Governance

UNEP engages with intergovernmental bodies and UN agencies, industries, civil society, research organizations and a range of other stakeholders towards establishing effective environmental governance at global, national and local levels. UNEP strives to achieve this by assisting governments in obtaining environmental information for decision-making, enhancing global and regional environmental cooperation, developing and applying national and international environmental law, advancing national and regional implementation of environmental objectives, and facilitating dialogue between major groups and governments in policy development and implementation processes.



UNEP’s work on International Environmental Governance in Europe includes:
  • Engagement in the Environment for Europe process
  • Restoring Lake Baikal
  • To the rescue of River Volga
  • Active in the Carpathians
  • Preserving Caspian Ecosystems
  • UN Poverty and Environment Initiative
  • Linking Environment and Security
  • Engaging with the Civil Society
  • Engagement with Major Groups and Stakeholders
  • European Regional Consultative Meetings
  • Reaching out to Children and Youth
  • Global Environmental Policy Programme
  • An Environment Network for Geneva
  • UNDAF - United Nations Development Assistance Framework