Environmental Governance Programme
The backbone of the Programme comprises a series of pilot projects in the UNECE region, Latin America and Africa which provide support to countries in assessing and strengthening their capacities to implement the Aarhus Convention and Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration, through collaboration of government with non-governmental stakeholders. Responding to requests that have emerged through the projects, the Programme has commenced developing more specialized guidance and training materials. At the international level, the projects contribute to the global efforts of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to develop global guidelines concerning the implementation of Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration.
Complementary to national level activities, the Programme facilitates international knowledge exchange among governance practitioners and scholars concerning the interface of environmental governance, public participation and environmental sustainability.