Addressing the Leadership Gap

Mobilization of stakeholders, leaders and partners
Pollution is a multifaceted problem that requires the involvement of a variety of stakeholders, from governments to industry to non-governmental partners.

  • Governments
  • Financial sector
  • Private sector
  • Academia
  • Local governments
  • Regional forums
  • South-South cooperation partnerships


Involve the world financiers
Financial regulators and institutions have an important role to play in reducing the negative impacts of pollution. They can do this, for example, by taking pollution costs into account in financial decisions and supporting positive impacts. Risk analysis tools and techniques can help reorient financing away from companies and activities that pollute towards greener technologies.

The UNEP Finance Initiative Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative also works with life insurers on key topics such as air pollution and resistance to antibiotics.