It has been over 10 years since the inception of the UNEP-International Ecosystem Management Partnership (UNEP-IEMP) in Beijing back in 2011. The Center has become a global center since 2012 through the signing of the UNEP-Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) legal agreement. Over the past decade, UNEP-IEMP has emerged as a pivotal player in the global network for environmental cooperation. It has been instrumental in promoting ecosystem management, exploring sustainable solutions, and facilitating transformative efforts in the Global South, with a particular emphasis on advancing South-South cooperation.
This report is a summary of UNEP-IEMP’s 10-year work achievements and provides a forward-looking. The report itself is a vehicle that, on the one hand, we use to report to and receive guidance from UNEP-IEMP’s host institutions – UNEP and CAS. And on the other hand, it is a way of appreciation to the partners and friends who have given support and assistance to the Center since its inception, without whom the achievements of UNEP-IEMP would not have been possible. Meanwhile, the report also represents a self-assessment and reflection process which provides our staff a base to start working with for the years to come.
Over the past decade, the UNEP-IEMP has traversed a transformative journey, akin to the growth of an individual entering their teenage years. Looking ahead, we recognize the magnitude of the environmental pressures that confront us and the imperative for the Center to play a substantial role in shaping solutions. UNEP-IEMP remains committed to advancing ecosystem management, fostering South-South cooperation, and advocating for integrated approaches that propel our collective journey toward a sustainable future. As we move forward, we earnestly seek your unwavering support in the years to come. Thank you for your continued partnership.