United Nations
Environment Programme

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Did you Know?

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elephants are worth 76 times more alive than dead

More than 30 % of the energy consumed in Africa and more than 80 per cent in many sub-
Saharan African countries comes from biomass.

Regional Work
  • Climate Change
  • Disasters & Conflicts
  • Ecosystem Management
  • Environmental Governance
  • Chemicals & Waste
  • Resource Efficiency
  • Environment Under Review

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Climate Change

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Integrating climate change responses into national development processes

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UNEP is focusing on both mitigation and adaptation and the objective is to strengthen the ability of countries in integrating climate change responses into national development processes. read more



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Disasters & Conflicts

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Minimizing environmental threats to human well-being

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Linkages between the environment, conflict and peacebuilding provides a critical opportunity for UNEP in Africa to positively influence the development process  read more

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Ecosystem Management

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Managing our Resources

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This thematic area aims at assisting countries in utilizing the ecosystem approach to enhance human well-being. Building on UNEP’s mandate to improve the scientific understanding of ecosystem functioning, this sub programme promotes an approach that addresses a whole ecological unit as a single system. read more

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Environmental Governance

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Managing environmental priorities.

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The activities of the sub programme ensures that environmental governance at the country, regional and global levels is strengthened to address agreed environmental priorities read more



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Chemicals & Waste

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Assessing the impacts of Harmful Substances

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UNEP’s objective is to minimize the impact of harmful substances and hazardous waste on the environment and human beings read more

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Resource Efficiency

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Promoting efficiency

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UNEP’s objective is to ensure natural resources are produced, processed and consumed in a more environmentally sustainable way read more

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Environment Under Review

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Contributing towards sustainable development

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The Environment Under Review sub programme aims to contribute to sustainable development and improved well-being through empowering stakeholders at global, regional and national levels. It aims to do this by providing open web platforms, services and access to timely, substantiated knowledge about the environment and emerging issues and by strengthening capacities to make use of substantiated knowledge in decision-making read more

In Focus

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Let’s save the environment, save man
6th African Geothermal Conference (ARGeo-C6)

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 31 October - 4 November 2016

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Global CO2 levels have reached new levels
The 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22)

 7-18 November 2016

Marrakech, Morocco

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UNEP in Africa Newsletter

July-August 2016

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Ms. Juliette Biao Koudenoukpo, Director UN Environment Africa Office on COP22
Saved by the Black Mambas
Ibrahim Thiaw, Directeur exécutif adjoint du PNUE en visite au Maroc
World Environment Day, South Africa
Dr. Goodall's Message to Angola, Host Country of World Environment Day
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17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES (CoP17)

24 September - 5 October, 2016

Johannesburg, South Africa