United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

United Nations Avenue, Gigiri, 
PO Box 30552, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya

Since its inception in 1972, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has been the global authority that sets the 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’s mission is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.

UNEP works on delivering transformational change for people and nature by drilling down on the root causes of the three planetary crises of climate change, nature and biodiversity loss, and pollution and waste. UNEP employs seven interlinked subprogrammes for action: Climate Action, Chemicals and Pollutions Action, Nature Action, Science Policy, Environmental Governance, Finance and Economic Transformations and Digital Transformations. 

Phone 

+254 (0)20 762 1234

E-mail 

unep-newsdesk@un.org

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Opportunity for students to advocate for climate education in higher education

The workshop is part of the Youth and Education project, a collaboration of UNESCO, UNEP, Students Organizing for Sustainability (SOS) International, and USPESD. 

Join the Race to Zero for Universities and Colleges - A Global Initiative for a Zero Carbon World

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Greening Education Hub at COP 28 and related activities

Education and Higher Education at the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) taking place in Dubai from 30 November -12 December 2023.

Rio Declaration 1992 and Rio+20 2012 renewed commitments from HE

The UN Conferences on Sustainable Development, in particular in 1992 and 2012, marked milestones for change and provided a platform for exchange, for all stakeholders. Higher Education strongly advocated for its role early on and mobilised the HE community to recognise the need for action and take the next steps. IAU and partners have been supporting these efforts in various ways.