UN Environment

Environmental protection is ingrained in the Scout Movement, UN Environment and World Scouting have long been working together to enable young people to create a better world by protecting our planet.

WOSM and UN Environment’s working relationship dates back to as early as 1990 when the two organisations developed and published “Scouting: Action for the Environment” and then worked together again to launch the World Scout Environment Programme (WSEP) in 2008. 

At the 10-year anniversary of the WSEP in 2018, WOSM and UN Environment renewed their partnership to review environmental education in Scouting and accelerate action against plastic pollution, climate change, and other threats to our environment. As a key partner in the Earth Tribe, UN Environment has also worked with Scouting through the Tide Turners Plastic Challenge and the Clean Seas Campaign

Areas of cooperation

  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Environmental education
  • Environmental conservation 
  • Marine litter prevention and reduction 

How NSOs can benefit

Engagement with partners will differ from country to country based on capacity and priorities, however, here are few ways you can work with UN Environment:

  • Support in implementing the Tide Turners Plastic Challenge
  • Online or in-person activations
  • Advocacy related to environmental protection
  • Joint fundraising efforts for projects related to the environment

Key Actions:

UN Environment may have a Country Office in your country. For support to get in touch and start the conversation about how to work together, please contact Annie Weaver, Senior Manager for Partnerships and Advocacy.

For support on the Earth Tribe and Tide Turners Plastic Challenge, please consult the Better World Framework on WOSM Services.

For support in developing a relationship with UN Environment or formalising your collaboration with a partnership agreement, please consult the Partnerships Service on the WOSM Service Platform

Related stories:

World Scouting and UN Environment Renew their Partnership

World Scouting and UN Environment team up to engage young people in global fight against plastic pollution

Calling all Scouts: are you ready for the ultimate challenge? Prepare to turn the plastic tide

Case Studies: 

Latin America and the Caribbean



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