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Encouraging collaboration to accelerate action to protect the environment

Led by Prof Paul Ekins, UCL researchers from the Institute for Sustainable Resources are collaborating with businesses and UN Environment Programmes to accelerate environment protection action.


21 February 2023

International policy case study

Research title: Encouraging collaboration to accelerate action to protect the environmentthrough enhanced local capacities across the Global South
Faculty: The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources
Activity: Research
Policy type: International environment policy
Country/Region: Africa and the Middle East, North America, Europe, East Asia, South Asia, South East Asia and Australasia, Latin America
Policy partner: UN Agencies


Professor Paul Ekins, former Director of the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources (ISR), is collaborating with colleagues at UN Environment Programme (UNEP) on a suite of activities that will help countries achieve the environment-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and meet other internationally agreed targets, such as those in the Paris Agreement, which aims to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change.

As co-chair of UNEP’s sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) report, Professor Ekins is calling on decision-makers to take immediate action to address pressing environmental issues and ensure countries are on a path to a truly sustainable future.


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