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Climate Change

Introduction

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The UNECE region is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, responsible for 34% of the world’s CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion. The people of the region are increasingly feeling the impacts of climate change - from wildfires to flooding, heatwaves and drought. 

Through its norms, standards, conventions and policy assistance, UNECE provides key tools supporting countries in their climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts.

In focus

Towards COP27: UNECE Forum on ‘Regional cooperation on enhancing sustainable management and financing for the critical raw materials (CRMs) required for low-carbon transitions’ – 17 October 2022 

In the lead-up to COP27, and as part of a series of five regional forums, the Egyptian Presidency of COP27, UNECE, and the United Nations High-Level Climate Champions for COP26 and COP27 are organizing ‘Towards COP27: UNECE Forum on Regional cooperation on enhancing sustainable management and financing for the critical raw materials (CRMs) required for low-carbon transitions’. The event will bring together high-level policy and decision-makers from the Ministries of Economy, Finance, Trade, Industry, Energy and Environment in the UNECE region. Mining and metals industry leaders, the financial sector, and civil society representatives will be invited to participate, along with key stakeholders in Sustainable Consumption and Production and Circular Economy.  Read more 

COP 27: for the climate action we urgently need  

The COP27 UN Climate Change Conference will take place from 6 to 18 November 2022 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. This will offer an important opportunity to UNECE member States and all Parties worldwide to scale up commitments to deliver on the Paris Agreement and Glasgow Climate Pact. On the road to COP27, UNECE will be mobilizing to support the climate action we urgently need.  Read more