One third of Europeans live in countries where water resources are under pressure
Air pollution in Europe causes more than 600,000 premature deaths every year
The region, which counts 54 countries, is home to some of the wealthiest nations of the world, while others continue to experience extreme poverty and environmental degradation. More than 100 million people in the region still do not have access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation, while one third of the population lives in countries where water resources are under substantial pressure. Seventy percent of Europe’s river basins are transboundary. In such a context, cross-border cooperation on ecosystem management is imperative.
We work with partners to respond to some of Europe’s most urgent challenges.
The UN Environment Regional Office for Europe is located in Geneva. We also have offices in Almaty, Brussels, Moscow, Sarajevo and Vienna. Our Geneva office is home to UN Environment’s Operational Services Center as well as a number of other parts of the organization:
International Environment House
UN Environment Europe
11-13, Chemin des Anemones
Our Europe Office hosts a number of environmental secretariats and programmes: