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The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) acts as a catalyst, advocate, educator and facilitator to promote the wise use and sustainable development of the global environment.

Collaboration between the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the UNEP is formalized through a Practical Arrangement, signed by both organisations on 25 November 2014.

The Practical Agreement aims to strengthen cooperation between the IAEA and UNEP in the areas of climate change (mountain and polar ecosystems), ecosystems management (terrestrial, marine), resource efficiency and sustainable production and consumption (information exchange), hazardous substances and wastes management and disposal, environmental policy.

Under the collaboration framework, the IAEA and SUN collaborate to support affected country parties of the UNEP and Member States of the IAEA to improve their scientific and technological capabilities to address environmental management challenges, and to sustainably manage the conservation ad use of natural resources and maintain healthy ecosystems under the increasing impacts of climate change and variability.

Resources and articles

Nuclear science is climate science: IAEA, UNEP sign practical arrangement to address climate change
Building networks to respond to environmental crises in the Caribbean: the IAEA, ARCAL and UNEP explore areas for cooperation

Responsible/Contact: Department of Technical Cooperation | Last update: 16 Jul, 2015

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