Committee on Environmental Policy

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1994-06 Geneva Switzerland


Jun 1994, Geneva (Switzerland), as a sectoral committee of E-XE4176 - United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). Successor to Senior Advisers to ECE Governments on Environmental and Water Problems. Also referred to as UNECE Committee on Environmental Policy.


Provide environmental policy guidance for UNECE region; promote policy instruments to strengthen capabilities of member countries, in particular countries of EECCA and SEE, to integrate environmental considerations into other sectors; promote environmental protection and sustainable development in the light of Agenda 21 and the plan of implementation of the Johannesburg (South Africa) Summit; develop international environmental legal instruments and promote their implementation; coordinate environment-related programmes in the UNECE region and issues on sustainable development within the Commission and encourage public participation in environmental decision-making.


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UNECE member states may participate in Plenary Sessions. Bureau, consisting of 8 member countries. Working Groups and ad hoc expert groups are set up when needed, currently: Ad Hoc Expert Group on Environmental Performance Reviews (EPR Expert Group); Working Group on Environmental Monitoring and Assessment.


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GOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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