Strengthening Environmental Governance for Environmental Sustainability

In Asia Pacific, UNEP works with intergovernmental bodies, environment ministries, research organizations, international bodies, UN agencies and major groups and stakeholders to identify and address common and emerging environmental issues. UNEP assists governments by providing information and technical expertise for environment management and decision-making, enhancing regional environmental governance and cooperation, strengthening national and regional environmental law, advancing national and regional implementation of internationally agreed environmental goals under multi-lateral environmental agreements (MEAs), and bridging major groups and governments in policy development and implementation processes.

To do this, UNEP:

  • Mainstreams environment through regional forums
  • Advances environmental rule of law and MEA implementation
  • Integrates environment in national UN planning processes
  • Engages with major groups and stakeholders