WHO Regional Office for Europe
The environment is a major determinant of health, estimated to account for almost 20% of all deaths in the WHO European Region. In 1989, concerned about the growing evidence of the impact of hazardous environments on human health, WHO/Europe initiated the first ever environment and health process, towards a broad primary prevention public health approach, and to facilitate intersectoral policy-making.
European Commission (EC)
The Directorate-General for Environment is the European Commission department responsible for EU policy on the environment. It aims to protect, preserve and improve the environment for present and future generations, proposing and implementing policies that ensure a high level of environmental protection and preserve the quality of life of EU citizens.
European Environment Agency (EEA)
The European Environment Agency is an agency of the European Union. Its task is to provide sound, independent information on the environment.
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) was set up in 1947 and is one of five regional commissions of the United Nations. UNECE's major aim is to promote pan-European economic integration.
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
The United Nations Environment Programme is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda and promotes coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations.