Projects & Activities

UNEP has singled out the Arctic for particular attention and the Monaco Decision on Sustainable Development of the Arctic (2008) encourages UNEP to: “co-operate, as requested, with the Arctic Council, relevant Multilateral Environmental Agreements and other relevant regional and international bodies, as appropriate;” in addressing the identified, urgent, needs for action to address the growing concerns about the vulnerability of the Arctic environment to impacts from climate change and accelerating development.

International Polar Year (IPY) extends over two years from March 2007 to March 2009 and is planned to be the largest ever international research programme in the Polar Regions.

Polar View is the Arctic and Antarctic component of the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security Service Element (GSE) initiative of the European Space Agency and the European Union. It is a collaborative project involving about 20 partners, including research institutes, government agencies and private sector technology, environmental and engineering firms.

An integrated ecosystem management approach to conserve biodiversity and minimise habitat fragmentation in three selected model areas in the Russian Arctic, funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

Completed projects

UNEP has singled out the Arctic for particular attention and the Monaco Decision on Sustainable Development of the Arctic (2008) encourages UNEP to: “co-operate, as requested, with the Arctic Council, relevant Multilateral Environmental Agreements and other relevant regional and international bodies, as appropriate;” in addressing the identified, urgent, needs for action to address the growing concerns about the vulnerability of the Arctic environment to impacts from climate change and accelerating development.

International Polar Year (IPY) extends over two years from March 2007 to March 2009 and is planned to be the largest ever international research programme in the Polar Regions.

Polar View is the Arctic and Antarctic component of the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security Service Element (GSE) initiative of the European Space Agency and the European Union. It is a collaborative project involving about 20 partners, including research institutes, government agencies and private sector technology, environmental and engineering firms.

An integrated ecosystem management approach to conserve biodiversity and minimise habitat fragmentation in three selected model areas in the Russian Arctic, funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).