With a population of more than 4.5 billion, Asia Pacific is home to nearly 60% of the world’s population
7 of the 10 countries most vulnerable to the effects of climate change are located in Asia Pacific
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.
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:
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.