Over the last decade, the Environment Management Group (EMG) has offered support to the biodiversity agenda, including contributions to the shaping of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011–2020 and its follow-up. Some of the past EMG’s work on biodiversity include: Advancing the biodiversity agenda: and a UN – system wide contribution and Mapping Contributions of the UN Agencies and Conventions to the Aichi Biodiversity Targets

Sand and dust storms are a global environmental problem that affects the health and livelihoods of millions of people across the world. The UN General Assembly and the UN Environment Assembly have asked EMG members to address this issue.  A coalition to combat this global phenomenon has been established. 

E-waste is a term used to cover items of all types of electrical and electronic equipment and its parts that have been discarded by the owner as waste without the intention of re-use. E-waste is generally categorized as hazardous waste if toxic materials such as mercury, lead and brominated flame retardants are contained.

The purpose of the Task Team is to expand UN system involvement and strengthen the coordination of UN-system support to Member States in addressing the global challenge posed by marine plastic debris and microplastics