Funding for UN Environment

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Since 1972, UN Environment Programme has served as a powerful advocate for the environment. Our ambition is to inform, enable and inspire nations and peoples to improve their quality of life – without compromising that of future generations. We work under the umbrella of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, identifying and addressing the most relevant environmental issues of our time. 

Our work is made possible by partners who fund and champion our mission. We depend on voluntary contributions for 95 per cent of our income. Voluntary contributions consist of both flexible and earmarked funds. The Environment Fund is our core source of flexible funds and supports the bedrock of our work worldwide. It provides for the essential capacity to implement our programme of work, which is endorsed by our 193 Member States. Earmarked funds then enable us to expand and replicate our programme in more countries and with more partners.


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