Strengthening environmental governance

The UN Environment Programme engages with intergovernmental bodies and UN agencies, industries, civil society, research organizations and a range of other stakeholders towards establishing effective environmental governance at global, national and local levels. The UN Environment Programme strives to achieve this by assisting governments in obtaining environmental information for decision-making, enhancing global and regional environmental cooperation, developing and applying national and international environmental law, advancing national and regional implementation of environmental objectives, and facilitating dialogue between major groups and governments in policy development and implementation processes. 

UNEP’s work on International Environmental Governance in Europe includes:

  • Engagement in the Environment for Europe process
  • Restoring Lake Baikal
  • Active in the Carpathians
  • Preserving Caspian Ecosystems
  • UN Poverty and Environment Initiative
  • Linking Environment and Security
  • Engaging with the Civil Society
  • Engagement with Major Groups and Stakeholders
  • European Regional Consultative Meetings
  • Reaching out to Children and Youth
  • Global Environmental Policy Programme
  • An Environment Network for Geneva

UNDAF - United Nations Development Assistance Framework


The Caspian basin has been isolated for over two million years and hosts a unique ecological system as a result.



Environmental cooperation for the Caspian Sea