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UNEP – United Nations Environment Programme

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Apart from its headquarters in Nairobi, UNEP has some regional offices: New York (North America), Geneva (Europe), Bangkok (Asia-Pacific), Mexico City (Latin America/Caribbean), Bahrain (West Asia), and Nairobi (Africa). UNEP has increasingly initiated new forms of cooperation, not only with governments but also with the private sector, in particular the financial sector. In Paris UNEP maintains an Industry and Environment Unit coordinating UNEP's Sustainable Production and Consumption Programme which focuses on such cooperative operations. At the 10th Special Session of the GC in 2008 in Monaco, Achim Steiner presented the Draft UNEP Medium-Term Strategy for 2010-2013. This paper called for a stronger focus of UNEP on six key activities - climate change, disasters and conflicts, ecosystem management, environmental governance, harmful substances and hazardous waste, resource efficiency - and some financial and organizational changes.

Keywords: climate change; ecosystem management; environmental governance; organizational changes; resource efficiency; United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

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