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UNECE helps Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine strengthen cooperation on strategic environmental assessment and transboundary environmental impact assessment

UNECE is supporting Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine to further enhance strategic environmental assessment (SEA) and transboundary environmental impact assessment (EIA) to prevent and mitigate damage to the environment and health from economic growth.

Facilitating ratification of Gothenburg Protocol in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia could help improve air quality across broader Pan-European region

Ratification of the Gothenburg Protocol, a unique instrument to reduce emissions of key air pollutants under the UNECE Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (Air Convention), by as many countries as possible, specifically by those in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA), is vital for cleaner air in the UNECE

Reviewing progress on transboundary water cooperation in the world

40 percent of the world’s population lives in one of the 275 transboundary river basins. Transboundary waters account for 60 percent of the world’s freshwater flows. Cooperation for the management of shared water resources is therefore crucial for economic development, peace and environmental protection as well as for the achievement of the SDGs.

Experts discuss possible strengthening of UNECE Air Convention measures in response to latest air pollution science

With the amendments to the Protocol to Abate Acidification, Eutrophication and Ground-Level Ozone (Gothenburg Protocol) under the UNECE Air Convention now in force for almost a year, preparatory work is underway for the review of the effec

How environmental policy can drive gender equality: UNECE shares good practices

Environmental degradation has gendered impacts which need to be properly assessed and monitored to understand and adopt gender-responsive strategies and policies. While designing these, it is essential that measures targeting gender equality and women’s empowerment are adequately formulated and mainstreamed.  

UNECE shares lessons from cooperation under the Air Convention on first International Day of Clean Air for blue skies

Mounting scientific evidence of the health impact of air pollution – which kills some 7 million people annually –, together with high media coverage of heavy local air pollution episodes, is contributing to increased recognition of the need to act for clean air worldwide.