Coal power plants in the US produce 140 tons of pollution annually
Two-thirds of Canada’s electricity comes from renewable energy
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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North America Office
United Nations Environment
900 17th Street, NW, Suite 506
Washington, D.C. 20006
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.