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UNECE support for climate action The UNECE region – stretching over North America right across Europe, covering the Balkans, the Caucasus and Central Asia – is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, responsible for 34% of the world’s CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion. From wildfires to flooding, heatwaves and drought, the region is increasingly forced to deal with
The 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide an ambitious and comprehensive framework that opens new perspectives for policymaking and international cooperation. Its integrated character highlights the linkages and complementarities that exist between different goals and targets. UNECE is supporting countries to address these key sustainable development
This document provides a brief snapshot of some aspects of SDG performance in the UNECE region. It covers the SDGs that will be discussed at the 2019 Regional Forum on Sustainable Development  for  the  UNECE  region  but  it  does  not  attempt  to  provide  an  exhaustive assessment. 
Regional Advocacy Paper: Building More Inclusive, Sustainable and Prosperous Societies in Europe and Central Asia This regional advocacy paper provides key policy recommendations that can help countries overcome the existing development bottlenecks and boost the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, leaving no one behind.  
We are the last generation with the ability to stop climate change. If we fail, it will be a historic mistake. But there is no single “silver bullet” that can address this challenge. We need to change behaviours through the right set of rules; we need to face and adapt to the impacts that cannot be avoided; we need good data to understand where we are so we can take 
Transboundary Flood Risk Management Final. Read more.