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.