Strengthening institutions

We build national capacities to develop and enforce laws and strengthen institutions for achieving environmental objectives.

Strong environmental law is the bedrock of environmental governance and a cornerstone of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. At UN Environment we are working internationally and with over 50 individual countries to ensure the progressive development of environmental law.

We provide:

  • expert guidance on the development of environmental legislation (wildlife, extractives, climate, crimes with serious impacts on the environment, etc.)
  • legal assistance to help strengthen and streamline institutional arrangements and capacities for tackling environmental issues.
  • technical and legal assistance to countries to strengthen capacities for enforcement of environmental law.

We support countries to strengthen transboundary cooperation, national capacities, awareness raising and communication.

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Caribbean parliamentarians take action on climate change and disaster risk reduction

In recent years, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) has been mobilizing parliaments and calling for action on climate change and risk reduction. Since 2009, the Union has organized parliamentary meetings at Conferences…

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The diversity of the partnerships in the field of Environmental Governance is notable for its great scope. UNEP works with partners, both governmental and non-governmental, and national and international. Read more