North America

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


With nearly 600 million people, North America is home to 12% of the world population


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

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North America Office

United Nations Environment 
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Washington, D.C. 20006

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