"Role of UNEP in Global Environmental Governance: A Reform Agenda"


Faiyaz Husain, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh.


Environmental thinking and activism are steadily gaining widespread, even global acceptance, but are often in conflict with economic interests and international politics. Environmental priorities are further challenged by scientific uncertainty involving effects that in some cases will only become manifest far into the future. Nonetheless, accompanying this global environmental awakening has been an extraordinary number of international agreements on a wide range of critical environmental issues. On reform of global environmental governance intensify; the future of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has come into acute political focus. Many argue that the organization has faltered in its role as the UN’s leading agency for the environment. This paper addresses about Global Environmental Governance (GEG), concept of UNEP Programme, UN development decades, Role of UNEP in Environmental Governance and its key objectives. Models of Global Environmental Governance Reform and elements of reform agenda has discussed in this article.