• Launch of the United Nations System-Wide Framework of Strategies on the Environment

    The United Nations System-Wide Framework of Strategies on the Environment (SWFS) will be officially launched at a special event organized by the Environment Management Group (EMG) on Wednesday 25 May 2016 from 12.00hrs to 13.00hrs, in conjunction with the second session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-2) taking place at UNEP headquarters in Nairobi.

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  • United Nations and Sound Chemicals Management

    In response to calls for enhanced cooperation in the UN system to implement chemicals-related agreements and instruments, the EMG established in 2014 an ad hoc and time-limited Issue Management Group (IMG) on the Sound Management of Chemicals to raise the priority given to chemicals management

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  • Advancing the Environmental and Social Sustainability Framework in the United Nations System. Interim Guide

    This Interim Guide was prepared through the Consultative Process of the Environment Management Group as a basic tool to help the UN entities to start implementing the Framework.

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  • Moving Towards a Climate Neutral UN: The UN System’s Footprint and Efforts to Reduce It

    The UN's report on System-wide progress in implementing the UN's Climate Neutral Strategy. This year's report includes the greenhouse gas emissions for 64 organisations in 2013, as well as a breakdown of emissions by source.

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  • UN EMG Stocktaking Report on Green Economy Knowledge Products by UN Agencies and Partners

    The report presents a compilation of green economy products developed by the UN System. This report has been prepared as a response to the 18th meeting of the Environment Management Group (EMG) senior officials, which tasked the EMG’s Issue Management Group on Green Economy to carry out a stocktaking exercise on existing UN system-wide web-based green economy platforms and resources.

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  • Advancing the biodiversity agenda: A UN system-wide contribution

    Loss of biodiversity leads to degradation of ecosystem services, which has potentially severe consequences for human well-being

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  • The 21st meeting of the senior officials of the EMG (SOM21) took place on 24 September 2015

    The EMG Senior Officials provided their perspectives in a strategic and forward looking discussion on enhancing UN system-wide coordination and coherence on the environment to contribute more effectively to the implementation of the SDGs.

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About EMG

The Environment Management Group (EMG) is a United Nations (UN) system-wide coordination body on environment and human settlements.

The EMG identifies issues on the international environmental agenda that warrant cooperation, and finds ways of engaging its collective capacity in coherent management responses to those issues.

The EMG membership consists of the specialized agencies, programmes and organs of the United Nations...

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