Canadian Landscape

North America

UNEP’s North America Office works to spur collective action in the U.S. and Canada to address the triple planetary crisis of climate change, nature and biodiversity loss, and pollution and waste; and to advance sustainable development within the region.


The Initiative has been selected as a finalist for UNEP's Kipepeo Award

Congratulations to the Mississippi River Plastic Pollution Initiative!

Learn how stakeholders are working to form a global body that tackles pollution

Member States, stakeholders kick-start process to establish panel on chemicals, waste and prevention of pollution

Keep up with our Restoration Road Trip across Canada and the United States

The Challenge

North America, a global leader in innovation, is rich in wilderness, biodiversity and natural beauty.

But the United States and Canada face growing environmental challenges—including climate change, air pollution, marine debris, and unsustainable production and consumption. Read More


UNEP North America works with stakeholders to respond to some of the region's most urgent environmental challenges.

  • About This Office
  • Our New York Office

Learn more about who we are and how we work.


North America Office

900 17th Street NW, Suite 506 
Washington, D.C. 20006

UNEP’s New York Office is a devoted bridge builder, specialized in establishing and maintaining critical links with the UN Secretariat, UN organizations and entities headquartered in New York, Permanent Missions to the UN, civil society organizations, academic institutions and others.

Learn more about the New York Office.