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We work to improve air quality to protect the environment and human health.


We help governments minimize the effects of biotechnology on biological diversity and human health.

Chemicals & waste

We work to ensure the sound management of chemicals and waste.

Cities and lifestyles

We promote sustainability in urban planning and other facets of everyday life.

Climate change

We work to minimize the scale and impact of climate change.

Disasters & conflicts

We work to minimize the environmental causes and consequences of crisis.


We protect and restore ecosystems and the goods and services they provide.

Education & training

We promote skills, attitudes and values in support of sustainable and just societies.


We promote energy efficiency and the use of energy from renewable sources.

Environment under review

We empower governments and other stakeholders in evidence-based decision-making.

Environmental governance

We support strong laws and institutions for a healthier, more sustainable world.


We support positive change in the extractive sector’s governance and business practices.


We support the protection of forests for social, economic and environmental benefits.


We promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in environmental protection and sustainable development.

Green economy

We promote the transition to economies that are low carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive.

Oceans & seas

We promote the protection and sustainable management of the world’s marine and coastal environments.

Resource efficiency

We work to accelerate the transition to sustainable societies.

Sustainable Development Goals

We deliver on the environmental dimension of each of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.


We promote the use of environmentally sound technologies in developing countries and countries in transition.


We promote sustainable, low-emission transport and work to reduce the sector’s contribution to air pollution and climate change.


We promote the protection and restoration of freshwater ecosystems to sustain their services for generations to come.