We work to ensure that international efforts to meet environmental obligations are efficient and effective.
Multilateral Environmental Agreements are one of the most effective ways in which governments of the world meet environmental commitments to protecting biodiversity, safely managing chemicals and waste, sustainably managing land, and mitigating and adapting to climate change.
At UN Environment we provide capacity building services, policy advice and technical assistance to up to 196 countries through conventions that administer multiple multilateral environmental agreements, like the Convention on Biological Diversity, and the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management. By encouraging improved cooperation among multilateral environmental agreements we are seeing efforts being combined to increase efficiencies, and conserve the human and financial resources of implementing countries. We refer to this as leveraging synergies.