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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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50 years of UNECE - Environment

50 years of environment at UNECE

UNECE’s support to the Aral Sea region

In focus

Ninth Environment for Europe Ministerial Conference, 5-7 October 2022

The Environment for Europe process (EfE) is a unique pan-European platform – established  by the region’s Ministers of Environment over thirty years ago in Dobris Castle (Czechia) – for addressing environmental challenges, improving environmental governance, promoting environmental and cross-sectoral cooperation and information-sharing among countries.

From 5 to 7 October 2022, the Minsters of Environment of the pan-European region will meet in Nicosia/Cyprus at their Ninth Environment for Europe Conference to consider the progress achieved in environmental protection, advancing sustainable development and greening economies in the ECE region since launching their EfE process in 1991. Read more



Environment @ UNECE Safeguarding the Environment for Future Generations (EN, RU)

Upcoming Events

03 - 04 October, 2022

‘Filoxenia’ Conference Centre


Recent Events

27 - 30 September

The Hague,

13 - 16 September

Salle XXVII, Palais des Nations