The United Nations
Conference on the Human Environment in
UNEP is housed in the UN Office in
Its activities cover a wide range of issues, from atmosphere and terrestrial ecosystems, the promotion of environmental science and information, to an early warning and emergency response capacity to deal with environmental disasters and emergencies.
The UNEP has developed guidelines and treaties on issues such as the international trade in potentially harmful chemicals, transboundary air pollution, and contamination of international waterways.
UNEP initiated a number of treaties such as the
Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and the Montreal Protocol.
Important environmental conferences were the Earth Summit in
The foremost project is the UNEP Global Environment Outlook (GEO). This project was initiated in response to the environmental reporting requirements of Agenda 21 and to a UNEP Governing Council decision of May 1995 which requested the production of a new comprehensive global state of the environment report.
The GEO reports are produced using a participatory and
consultative approach. Input is solicited from a wide range of sources
throughout the world, including the collaborating centre network, United
Nations organizations and independent experts. Working together with the GEO
Coordinating Team in
In 1987, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) launched the Global 500 Roll of Honour for Environmental Achievement. The award is a tribute to successes on the front lines of global environmental action. It is granted to individuals and organizations for outstanding achievements in the protection and improvement of the environment.
The official UNEP website.
The United Nations Office in Nairobi.
Related person - winner Pahlavi Prize / Sasakawa Prize
Related persons - winners Global 500 Roll of Honour Award
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