The UNEP works in the broad thematic areas of climate change, disasters and conflicts, ecosystem management, environmental governance, chemicals and waste, resource efficiency, and environment under review.  Its overarching commitment is to sustainability.

The UNEP uses its expertise to strengthen environmental standards and practices while helping implement environmental obligations at the country, regional and global levels.  It inspires, informs, and enables nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.

The UNEP provides leadership, science and solutions on a wide range of issues and helps national governments achieve the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs).