North America

UN Environment’s North America Office is building cooperation in the region to address complex environmental challenges.

Coal power plants in the US produce 140 tons of pollution annually

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Two-thirds of Canada’s electricity comes from renewable energy.

The Challenge
North America is rich in wilderness, biodiversity and natural beauty. The region has also been a global leader in policy innovation and action on the environment.

But North America is facing new environmental challenges – such as climate change, chemical contamination and environmental damage in the Arctic – that are proving difficult to manage in the current framework.

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What you can do

World Environment Day is the United Nations’ most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. This year, join us to help #BeatPlastic Pollution!

Breathe Life

Air Pollution in our cities and our homes kills 6.5 million people every year and accelerates climate change. Show your support for the global campaign #Breathelife to reduce air pollution, improve health and preserve our environment  Learn more
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UN Environment’s New York Office is a devoted bridge builder, specialized in establishing and maintaining critical links with the UN Secretariat, UN organizations and entities headquartered in New York, Permanent Missions to the UN, civil society organizations, academic institutions and others.

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North America Office

United Nations Environment 
900 17th Street, NW, Suite 506 
Washington, D.C. 20006