United Nations Environment Programme
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Why invest in UN Environment Programme?

Investing in the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) means investing in a leading global authority on the environment for people and planet. Since 1972, UNEP is a powerful advocate, setting the global environmental agenda, promoting partnerships, providing leadership and delivering scientific solutions on some of the most urgent challenges facing the planet and humankind. 

UNEP's mission is to informenable and inspire nations and peoples to improve their quality of life – without compromising that of future generations.

UNEP brings people together and provide multiple platforms for inquiry, discussions and decisions on the environment, not least the world’s highest-level environmental decision-making body – the UN Environment Assembly that meets biannually in Nairobi.

Supporting countries in addressing the triple planetary crisis of climate change, nature and biodiversity loss and pollution and waste, and their efforts to balance the environmental, economic and social dimensions of sustainable development, UNEP's work is categorised into three thematic subprogrammes of climate action, nature action and chemicals and pollution action. Two foundational programmes of science-policy and environmental governance underpin the work. 

UNEP also hosts the secretariats of many critical multilateral environmental agreements and research bodies, bringing together nations and the environmental community to tackle the greatest challenges of our time.

As a trusted partner, UNEP is committed to efficiency and effectiveness to ensure best value for money for taxpayers, funding partners and investors. 

UNEP informs...

Science is fundamental in providing answers to some of the most pressing sustainability issues of the 21st century, and to ensure evidence-based decision-making. Informing society of the risks as well as the opportunities of new developments is at the heart of UNEP's work.

UNEP keeps the global environment under review and improves access to information and knowledge-sharing, with the ultimate goal being the transformation of humanity’s relationship with our environment. Read more...

UNEP enables...

Governments turn to UNEP for guidance and solutions, and for support in building their capacity. UNEP helps countries integrate environmental sustainability into development and investment planning.

By bringing people from governments, civil society, academia and the private sector together, UNEP encourages discussions and enables the sharing of ideas, technology, innovations and lessons learned.  Read more...

UNEP inspires...

UNEP raises awareness and advocates for effective action on the triple planetary crisis. UNEP communicates directly with decision makers and citizens worldwide to inspire positive change in households, businesses, cities and countries around the globe. 

UNEP's thematic campaigns inform, inspire and commit people around the globe to act on behalf of the planet. Read more...