Support to Biodiversity-Related Multilateral Environmental Agreements

UNEP has a rich history of assisting governments in obtaining environmental information for decision-making, enhancing global and regional environmental cooperation, developing and applying national and international environmental law, advancing national and regional implementation of environmental objectives, and bridging major groups and governments in policy development and implementation processes.  In the area of biodiversity and ecosystems, UNEP administers three major Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs):

UNEP is currently undertaking a consultative process on reform of the International Environmental Governance to identify pathways to improve the complex and fractured system of MEAs, including the biodiversity-related MEAs. This is undertaken in consultation with other biodiversity processes such as the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, UNESCO World Heritage Convention, and the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resource for Food and Agriculture. A current focus includes, among others, regional and sub-regional support for the coordination of regional strategy on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS), National Reporting, and Liability & Redress issues of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.

For more information, see the Environmental Governance page


Ecosystem Management Activities

Restoring and Maintaining Ecosystems

East Asian Seas Action Plan

Protecting Marine Ecosystems Using the Green Fins Approach

Protecting and Conserving Marine Species and Habitats

The Great Apes Survival Partnership

Forest Certification for Ecosystem Service

Strengthening Forest and Ecosystem Connectivity in the RIMBA Corridor in Central Sumatra

Integrating Ecosystem Management into Development and Planning

Strengthening Coastal Zone Management 

Mapping and Enhancing Natural Resource Governance in Small Island Communities

‘Removing Barriers to Invasive Species Management in Production and Protection Forests in Southeast Asia

Utilizing Ecosystem Management Tools and Supporting Multilateral Environmental Agreements

Support to Biodiversity-Related Multilateral Environmental Agreements

Regional Global Environment Facility Projects