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Climate Change



UNECE is a driving force in combating climate change in the region. UNECE contributes to define a legal and regulatory framework that facilitates climate change mitigation: from the inclusion of black carbon and particulate matter in the Air Convention to the various regulations and standards reducing emissions and resource use. Extensive work has been carried out on climate change adaptation strategies for water management under the Water Convention. Infrastructure will play a major role in adaptation and UNECE has been engaged in assessing and offering solutions in transport.

In focus


UNECE at the UN Climate Action Summit

When political leaders from around the world gather in New York for the UN Climate Action Summit on 23 September 2019, UNECE will be mobilizing to support the climate action we urgently need.

UNECE will launch the Trees in Cities Challenge – a bold new tree-planting campaign in partnership with Mayors to promote transformative urban climate action.

Through its norms, standards, Conventions and policy assistance, UNECE provides comprehensive support to countries’ efforts for both climate change mitigation and adaptation. Read more.