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 supported by the Swiss government. It includes around 50 environment and sustainable development organizations and units in the Geneva area, including United Nations offices and programmes, specialized agencies and NGOs. Read more...


Pan-European Biological and Landscape Diversity Strategy
Overall the implementation of the Strategy is carried out by the activities of the Strategy bodies, the Strategy Council and its Bureau (formally the Executive Bureau), through its national members and regional groupings, the Joint Strategy Secretariat of the Council of Europe and UNEP, and via (other) national and international organizations. Read more...


Covenant of Mayors East (COMO-East) Project: Sustainable Energy Planning in Eastern Europe and South Caucasus
The COMO-East Project, funded by the European Union's Covenant of Mayors (COMO) initiative, encourages and supports local and regional authorities to achieve and implement a more sustainable local energy policy and reduce at least 20% the GHG emissions by 2020 in the cities of Beltsy (Republic of Moldova), Vinnytsia (Ukraine) and Icherisheher (Old Town of Baku, Azerbaijan).  Read more...

The "Greening Economies in the Eastern Neighborhood" – EaP GREEN partnership project is an EU financed regional programme that is being implemented to assist six Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries in their transition to green economies. These six partner countries are Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine.   Read more...