Asia and the Pacific

UNEP’s Asia and the Pacific Office works to promote a green and just transition that delivers inclusive solutions to address the triple planetary crisis of climate change, nature and biodiversity loss, and pollution and waste.

The Challenge
Asia-Pacific remains the fastest-growing economic powerhouse in the world.

This strong economic growth has lifted about 1 billion people out of extreme poverty since the turn of the century.

Home to 60 per cent of the world’s total population and 70 per cent of the world’s most populous cities, Asia-Pacific continues to experience rapid urban expansion. However, the region’s resource-intensive growth has come at a high price and poses a significant threat to people’s well-being and the environment.

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  • Regional initiatives
  • About this office

In Asia and the Pacific, UNEP works at the regional, sub-regional and national levels to foster dialogue and partnerships for sound environmental management.

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The UNEP Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific is located in Bangkok and works with 41 countries in the region. Work is carried out in partnership with governments, technical agencies, academia, research institutions, and United Nations Country Teams. We also have national offices in Beijing, China, New Delhi, India, and a sub-regional office in Apia, Samoa.

We are present in other countries through national projects including the UN-REDD Programme and the Poverty-Environment Action for SDGs.

We also provide secretariat functions for the following:


UNEP Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

2nd Floor, Block A, UN Building
Rajdamnern Avenue, Bangkok 10200