Environmental Governance

UNEP has a rich history assisting governments in obtaining environmental information for decision-making, enhancing global and regional environmental cooperation, policy development, applying national and international environmental law and regional implementation of environmental objectives.

Gender mainstreaming seeks to:
This sub-programme will take into consideration gender imbalance in the processes of decision-making in environmental matters at all levels, and address specific gender differentiated needs arising from such imbalance as they appear in policies, institutions and processes in the field of the environment.
It will serve as conduit between UNEP on one hand, the governments and other organizations on the other to develop coherent policy approaches to gender-specific environmental governance issues.
Alternative livelihood activities to reduce pressure on ecosystems will focus on disadvantaged groups and those in extreme poverty (e.g. women