UNEP and the Beijing Olympic Committee of the Olympic Games (BOCOG)
signed a MoU in November 2005 aimed a making the summer Olympics of 2008 environmentally-friendly (Press Release
). Within the context of the MoU, UNEP is helping BOCOG to implement its environmental plans and projects for the preparations of the Games. UNEP is also helping to improve communications between environmental NGOs and BOCOG. UNEP is working with BOCOG to raise media awareness and understanding of the environmental achievements and challenges of the Beijing 2008 Games.