Founding partners

UNEP United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

The core objective of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is to serve as an authoritative advocate for the global environment, to help governments set the global environmental agenda, and to promote the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system.

The strategy of UNEP is composed of the following:

  • To catalyse action on findings from solution-oriented environmental assessments, analyses and early warning information;
  • To promote the development and implementation of international law;
  • To pilot innovate approaches and test tools, norms and methods in countries and catalyse their uptake by others through strategic partnerships and demonstrations;
  • To foster transboundary collaboration for the management of shared resources; and
  • To bring about coherence in actions in the United Nations on common environmental priorities.

In line with the above strategy, UNEP, through its headquarters and regional offices, undertakes activities across six areas: climate change; disasters and conflicts; ecosystem management; environmental governance; harmful substances and hazardous waste; and resource efficiency, sustainable consumption and production.

Contact: Prof. Pushpam Kumar, Dr. Paulo A.L.D. Nunes

Project for Ecosystem Services (ProEcoServ) 2011 2014
UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI) 2005 ongoing
Green Economy Initiative 2008 ongoing