United Nations Environment Programme

United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)

Founded in 1975, the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.

UN Environment work encompasses assessing global, regional and national environmental conditions and trends, and developing international and national environmental instruments, as well as strengthening institutions for the wise management of the environment

Their mission is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.

UN Environment fosters the transition towards integrated and multi-dimensional ecosystem management that delivers on everyone’s needs as well as those of future generations, of which restoring degraded and deforested land is a vital part.

The work of UN Environment in Africa includes the UN-REDD Programme launched in 2008, the United Nations collaborative initiative on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD) in developing countries, as well as many other climate, environmental and ecosystem-based projects.

Focus countries within AFR100: Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Niger, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo and Uganda

Resources/Media:

UN-REDD Programme leaflet

Ecosystem-based Adaption: Adapting to climate change in mountain ecosystems

Contact: Mr Abdelkarder Bensada, abdelkarder.bensada@unep.org

www.unep.org