Since its inception in 1972, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has been the global authority that sets the environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the UN system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.

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Repurposing Agricultural Subsidies

Repurposing agricultural support to transform food systems. This report, launched by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) finds that 87% of USD 540 billion of annual support include measures that are often inefficient, inequitable, distort food prices, hurt people’s health, and degrade the environment.

Restoring nature helps Burundi farmers adapt to climate change
Accelerating digital transformation for the environment
The race to save Zambia’s wetlands
Investments in NBS need to triple by 2030
How nature can protect us from droughts
How can we protect our coastlines from flooding
How we can protect cities from heatwaves

KEY PUBLICATIONS

Protected Planet Report 2020

Repurposing Agricultural Subsidies

Rising threat of wildfires

State of finance for nature 2021

Making peace with nature

Generation Restoration

NBS for climate

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