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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

COP 26: for the climate action we urgently need

The COP 26 UN Climate Change Conference, hosted by the UK in partnership with Italy, will take place from 31 October to 12 November 2021 in Glasgow, UK.

Hosted in the UNECE region, this will offer an important opportunity to UNECE member States and all Parties worldwide to scale up commitments to deliver on the Paris Agreement. UNECE will be mobilizing to support the climate action we urgently need.

For more information, visit the UNFCCC website