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Climate Change



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



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