The Environment Under Review aims to contribute to sustainable development and improved well-being through empowering stakeholders at global, regional and national levels. It aims to do this by: providing open web platforms, services and access to timely, substantiated knowledge about the environment and emerging issues and strengthening capacities to make use of substantiated knowledge in decision-making.
The United Nations Environment Assembly of UNEP (UNEA) is a result of the call made by world leaders at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), held in Brazil in June 2012, to strengthen and upgrade UNEP as the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda and by establishing universal membership in its Governing Council. As the new governing body of UNEP, UNEA has the mandate to take strategic decisions, provide political guidance in the work of UNEP and promote a strong science-policy interface. The first UNEA session took place from 23 to 27 June 2014, which was covered by UNEP's magazine 'Our Planet'.