Development cooperation , 27.04.2017

UEF-UNEP Course on Multilateral Environmental Agreements


UEF-UNEP Course on Multilateral Environmental Agreements aims at broadening the participants’ professional perspective as well as increasing interaction between participants with different professional backgrounds. More than half of the participants are selected from developing countries. The course strengthens the capacity of developing countries in participating in the negotiations on multilateral environmental agreements and especially the capacity to participate in the decision-making, monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of environmental agreements. The project enhances the knowhow of developing countries authorities and other representatives in international environmental public management, law and diplomacy and thus strengthens developing countries' capacity in developing their environmental and natural resources management. The Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA) has funded the course organized by the University of Eastern Finland in collaboration with UNEP since 2004. The course has different themes every year. The proposed theme for 2017 is International Trade and Environment. The funding will be given as a state grant. University of Eastern Finland was the only applicant. It is proposed that the MFA will support the course by 90 000 euros in 2017 and 90 000 euros in 2018.

Funding decision  27.04.2017

180 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Aid to environment
  • Participatory development/Good governance

Field of activity

  • Environmental policy and administrative management 100%

Funding channel

Itä-Suomen yliopisto



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