Asia and the Pacific

UN Environment’s Asia and the Pacific Office is working to support prosperity, build resilience and boost resource efficiency across the region.

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With a population of more than 4.5 billion, Asia Pacific is home to nearly 60% of the world’s population

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7 of the 10 countries most vulnerable to the effects of climate change are located in Asia Pacific

The Challenge
Asia Pacific is the fastest-growing region in the world.

This economic boom has lifted many out of poverty, but it has also caused significant environmental degradation, with negative effects on human well-being. Our challenge is to maintain and build on the growth of the past two decades, but to do so in a more sustainable way.

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  • About this office
  • Regional initiatives

The UN Environment Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific is located in Bangkok. We have a national office in Beijing and a sub-regional office in Samoa, and we are present in other countries through national projects including of the UN-REDD Programme and the Poverty and Environment Initiative. The Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific also hosts the secretariats of the following organizations:

  • The East Asian Seas Action Plan
  • Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia
  • Asia Pacific Forum for Environment and Development
  • Asia Pacific Adaptation Network
  • Asia Pacific Clean Air Partnership
  • Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia
  • Indian Ocean – South-East Asia Marine Turtle Memorandum of Understanding
  • Regional Forum on Environment and Health
  • Southeast Asia Network for Climate Change offices
  • Sustainable Rice Platform
  • UN Environment Regional Seas Global Coral Reef Partnership
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UN Environment Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

2nd Floor, Block A, UN Building
Rajdamnern Avenue, Bangkok 10200

In Asia Pacific, UN Environment works at the regional, sub-regional and national levels to foster dialogue and partnerships for sound environmental management.

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