|Posted by phil on July 24, 2015 at 7:15 AM|
-The United Nations Environment Programme
-That is the leading global environmental authority
-Director: Achim Steiner
-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
:The most dangerous climate changes may still be avoided if we transform our hydrocarbon based energy systems and if we initiate rational and adequately financed adaptation programmes to forestall disasters and migrations at unprecedented scales. The tools are available, but they must be applied immediately and aggressively.
2)Disasters and conflicts
Since 2002, UNEP has taken an active role in laying the environmental foundations for sustainable development in Afghanistan.
Côte d’Ivoire, once a beacon of economic prosperity and political stability, has been wracked by conflict and volatility in recent years following a 2002 civil war and a 2010 post-election crisis when the incumbent president refused to accept defeat, leading to months of violence and unrest.
- DR Congo
In 2008, at the request of the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) established a Country Programme and a project office in the capital, Kinshasa. The aim of the programme is to work with other members of the UN family to assist the government of DR Congo in its post-conflict recovery and sustainable development.
Following a direct request from the Government of Haiti (GoH) UNEP set up a country programme in 2008 to address the environmental degradation, extreme poverty and disaster vulnerability of the country
:It is an approach to natural resource management that focuses on sustaining ecosystems to meet both ecological and human needs in the future. ]
:Environmental governance at the national, regional and global levels is critical for the achievement of environmental sustainability and ultimately sustainable development.
5)chemicals and Waste
:The aim is to promote chemical safety and provide countries with access to information on toxic
6)Resource Efficiency Programme
UNEP works to promote resource efficiency and sustainable consumption and production in both developed and developing countries. The focus is on achieving increased understanding and implementation by public and private decision makers of policies and actions for resource efficiency and sustainable consumption