EUROPE ACTIVITIES
Climate Change
Europe Office Key Activities

UNEP in the Caspian
The Caspian Sea, surrounded by the five coastal countries of Azerbaijan, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Kazakhstan, Russian Federation and Turkmenistan, is the largest land-locked body of water on earth. Situated in a natural depression, below mean sea level, it receives water from the Volga, Ural and the Kura rivers and numerous other freshwater inputs, but has no outlet to the world's oceans. Read more...
           
UNEP in the Carpathians
The Carpathian mountain range is rich in both wildlife and culture. It is Central and South Eastern Europe’s greatest reserve of untouched forest, serving as a refuge for brown bears, wolves, bison, lynx, eagles and some 200 unique plants found nowhere else in the world. It also provides some of the continent’s cleanest streams and supplies of drinking water. Read more...
           
Fighting poverty through improved Environment
The Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI) of UNDP and UNEP is a joint global UN-led programme that supports country-level efforts to mainstream poverty-environment linkages into national development plans and processes, from policymaking to budgeting, implementation and monitoring. Read more...

Linking Environment and Security
Environmental degradation, inequitable access to natural resources and the transboundary movement of hazardous materials can lead to conflict and pose a risk to national security and human health. Read more...

Information and Outreach
In order to develop new partnerships for cooperation and strengthen environmental commitment, UNEP saw it necessary to reach out to a wider and diversified spectrum of constituencies such as youth, local authorities, trade and consumer unions, industry and the private sector. Read more...

Geneva Environment Network
The Geneva Environment Network (GEN) is a cooperative partnership of more than 75 environment and sustainable development organizations and units in the Geneva area, including UN offices and programmes, NGO's, academic institutions and local authorities. Read more...

Biodiversity Network
UNEP actively promotes the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity in the Pan-European region by providing Secretariat services to the Pan-European Biodiversity Platform and providing expert and technical assistance to countries of Eastern Europe, Caucasus, Central Asia, and the Western Balkans. Read more...

Sustainable Energy Planning in Eastern Europe and South Caucasus
The COMO-East Project, funded by the EU's Covenant of Mayors (COMO) Initiative, encourages and supports local and regional authorities in Azerbaijan, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine to achieve and implement a more sustainable local energy policy and reduce GHG emissions with at least 20% by 2020. Read more...


Greening Economies in the Eastern Neighbourhood
The EU-financed "Greening Economies in the Eastern Neighbourhood" (EaP GREEN) programme is being implemented to assist six Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries - Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine - in their transition to green economies. Read more...