North America

UNEP’s North America Office is working to support prosperity, build resilience and boost resource efficiency in the U.S. and Canada.


A circular economy aims to reduce waste and maximize resources by moving away from a ‘take-make-dispose’ approach.

What's happening

Young Champions of the Earth is UNEP’s highest environmental annual prize for talented young environmentalists, aged 18-30.


Emissions Gap Report 2019: 1.5ºC goal at brink of impossible unless the top G20 countries step up to take bold action.

Publication Alert
The Challenge
North America is rich in wilderness, biodiversity and natural beauty. The region is a global leader in innovation and action.

The U.S. and Canada face growing environmental challenges—including climate change, marine debris and unsustainable production and consumption.

Read more

  • About this office
  • Our New York Office

Learn more about who we are and how we work.


North America Office

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

UNEP’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.

Learn more about the New York Office.