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

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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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.

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