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International Cooperation

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between EPA and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

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In September 2016, EPA and the UN Environment Programme signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at EPA headquarters in Washington, DC. The MOU identifies areas for strategic cooperation, including:

  • strengthening environmental laws and national governance; 
  • creating healthy communities, particularly for children; 
  • facilitating the transition to a green economy; 
  • responding to global challenges such as climate change; 
  • and providing scientific leadership. 

The first EPA-UNEP MOU was signed during the 26th Session of the UNEP Governing Council Meeting/Global Ministerial Environment ForumExit in Nairobi, Kenya, in 2011.

Learn more about our Role in the United Nations Environment Programme.

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