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Environment Policy



The environmental challenges in our region are many and interlinked. Air pollution caused some 600,000 deaths in 2012, and more than 100 million people still do not have access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation. Added to these, releases of hazardous chemicals, climate change, effective engagement of the public in decision-making and access to environmental information and justice are among major concerns we need to address urgently.
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List of Environment Ministers in the UNECE Region


In focus


Environmental governance is improved through mobilizing consensus and formulating environmental policy, developing international environmental law and supporting international initiatives. UNECE helps member countries put these norms and rules into practice by organizing seminars, workshops and advisory missions and by publishing guidance and compilations of best practice.