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Issue-based Coalition on Environment and Climate Change

The Issue-based Coalition on Environment and Climate Change provides a regional platform for UN agencies to (i) promote coordinated support to all Member States in Europe and Central Asia in their implementation of the 2030 Agenda and (ii) support UN Country Teams in the Europe and Central Asia region on environmental and climate change issues. The Coalition, active as of January 2020, addresses activities dedicated to strengthening environmental and climate change governance, improving environmental management and climate change mitigation and adaptation, and promoting sustainable management of natural resources.

Co-Chairs: UNEP, UNESCO and UNECE

Members: FAO, ILO, IOM, ITU, OHCHR, UN Habitat, UN Women, UNDP, UNDRR, UNECE, UNEP, UNESCO, UNFCCC, UNICEF, UNOPS, WFP, WHO and WMO. (The Coalition is open to all UN agencies, funds and programmes. Related entities working at the regional level on environment and/or climate change may also be invited.)

Focus areas: The Coalition’s work is based around three pillars:

  • Strengthening environmental governance and implementing the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
  • Supporting countries in the environmental dimension of UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) and Common Country Analysis (CCA) processes 
  • Monitoring and reporting on the environmental and climate change dimension of SDGs:

Activities for 2020: The workplan is being elaborated with members of the Coalition and the Resident Coordinators in the 17 programme countries in Europe and Central Asia. 

 For further information, please see the Terms of Reference.