The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) coordinates its environmental activities, assisting developing countries in implementing environmentally sound policies and practices.
UNEP was founded as a result of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (Stockholm Conference) in June 1972.
UNEP sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.
UNEP work encompasses:
- Assessing global, regional and national environmental conditions and trends
- Developing international and national environmental instruments
- Strengthening institutions for the wise management of the environment
UNEP’s main activities are related to climate change, including the Territorial Approach to Climate Change (TACC); disasters and conflicts; ecosystem management; environmental governance; environment under review; harmful substances and resource efficiency.