Why invest in UN Environment Programme?

Investing in UN Environment Programme (UNEP) means investing in the leading global authority on the environment. Since 1972, we are 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. 

Our ambition is to informenable and inspire nations and peoples to improve their quality of life – without compromising that of future generations.

We bring 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.

We aim to be globally coherent and regionally responsive. Supporting countries in their efforts to balance the environmental, economic and social dimensions of sustainable development, we have categorized our work into seven broad thematic areas: climate changedisasters and conflictsecosystem managementenvironmental governancechemicals and wasteresource efficiency, and environment under review

We also host 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.

We are a trusted partner, committed to efficiency and effectiveness to ensure best value for money for taxpayers, funding partners and investors.

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We inform...

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.

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

We enable...

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

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

We inspire...

We raise awareness and advocate for effective action on pressing environmental challenges. We communicate directly with decision makers and citizens worldwide to inspire positive change in households, businesses, cities and countries around the globe. 

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