The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.
UNEP work encompasses:
- Assessing global, regional and national environmental conditions and trends
- Developing international and national environmental instruments
- Strengthening institutions for the wise management of the environment
IGRAC and UNEP
UNEP is the implementing agency for the TWAP project, which consists of five independent indicator-based assessment and the linkages between them, including their socioeconomic and governance-related features. IGRAC is involved in the groundwater component of this project. Both organisations are also involved in GCOS.