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CEB: Facilitating United Nations system action on climate change 23.02.2017

In line with the growing momentum for climate action, the UN system has stepped up its efforts to support Member States in addressing climate change, identified by Member States in General Assembly resolution 68/212 as “one of the greatest challenges of our time”.  The High-Level Committee on Programmes, through its Working Group on Climate Change, expanded its efforts in 2014 to make the UN system’s climate-related expertise and services more accessible to Member States and other partners.

CEB: Strengthening policy coherence and coordination 23.02.2017

In 2014, CEB pursued a number of initiatives for advancing policy coherence and programmatic coordination, in particular in the areas of youth employment, cybercrime and cybersecurity, and climate change. Those system-wide activities were carried out in response to intergovernmental mandates, including General Assembly resolutions 68/130, 68/243, 68/212.

CEB: UN System Side Events at COP21 23.02.2017

The UN system organized sixteen joint UN system side events and technical briefings at COP21. The events highlighted the UN system’s work on climate action in a range of thematic areas, including climate finance, innovations, health, food security and transport.Download PDF.

CEB: One UN Exhibit Area at COP20 23.02.2017

For the first time, a joint “One UN Exhibit Area” will be organized at COP20, allowing delegates to explore the UN system’s expertise and services in key thematic areas, including Sustainable Energy, Industry, Green Investment, Education, Climate Science, Human Mobility and National Policies for Climate Action. 

CEB: UN System Side Events at COP20 23.02.2017

The UN system will organize eleven joint UN system side events and technical briefings at COP20. The events will highlight the UN system’s work on climate action in a range of thematic areas, including climate finance, innovations, health, food security and transport. In addition, there will be a UN high-level event, organized by WMO. 

HLCP: Lima Climate Change Conference - December 2014 23.02.2017

The 20th Conference of Parties (COP 20) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was held from 1 – 12 December 2014 in Lima, Peru. In support of the negotiations, the UN system organized eleven joint side events and technical briefings at COP 20, coordinated through the  the HLCP Working Group on Climate Change.

HLCP: UN System Climate Change Library 23.02.2017

On the occasion of the UNFCCC COP21, more than 40 UN system entities have compiled a collection of their most relevant and most recent climate change publications. This virtual library of over 550 publications is hosted by UN CC:Learn and can be accessed here. 

HLCP: UN System joint publication on climate change 07.04.2017

The publication "How the UN System Supports Ambitious Action on Climate Change - The United Nations System Delivering as One on Climate Change and Sustainable Development" was written and produced by the nearly 40 UN organizations and bodies that coordinated their climate-related activities through the HLCP Working Group on Climate Change. It is available in French, English and Spanish.

CEB: Paris Climate Change Conference - December 2015 23.02.2017

Governments met in Paris from 30 November until 11 December 2015 to reach a new climate change agreement that aims to keep global average temperature rise below 2°C. During the 21st Conference of Parties to UNFCCC in Paris (COP 21), the UN system, through the  the HLCP Working Group on Climate Change,  organized sixteen joint UN system side events and technical briefings. The events highlighted the UN system’s work on climate action in a range of thematic areas, including climate finance, innovations, health, food security and transport.

CEB: SIDS 23.02.2017

During the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States, UN Secretary-General BAN Ki-moon, as Chair of the CEB, will host a high-level event on "The UN system partnering for the people of SIDS". The event builds on the joint CEB statement to the Conference that was endorsed by the Board in May 2014.

CEB: Climate change 23.02.2017

CEB reviewed current economic and social trends in African development and the serious problems that many African countries continued to face in their efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and recalled its earlier decision to place African development as a regular item on its agenda.

CEB: Emerging issues on the agenda of the Chief Executives Board 23.02.2017

Support to African development and Climate change.

CEB: A climate-neutral United Nations 23.02.2017

On World Environment Day, 5 June 2007, the Secretary-General pledged to explore ways of making the United Nations more climate-friendly and environmentally sustainable and to develop a climate-neutral approach to its premises and operations. The Environment Management Group, under the leadership of the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), was, in line with that commitment, given the task of carrying out a study of how best to proceed with making the United Nations climate neutral.

CEB: Climate change 23.02.2017

At the request of the Secretary-General, the Chief Executives Board, through the High-Level Committee on Programmes, undertook to prepare the United Nations system’s contribution to the meeting of the Conference of the parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Bali, Indonesia, in December 2007.

CEB: Conclusions 23.02.2017

The period 2007/08 has seen significant progress in enhancing the role and functioning of the CEB as an effective coordinating mechanism of the United Nations system. The review of the CEB that was completed during the reporting period served to consolidate the key coordination functions of operational activities at the country level, that is, the harmonization of management functions and programme coordination under an integrated structure, enabling a comprehensive approach towards United Nations system-wide coordination.

CEB: Cross-cutting issues 23.02.2017

A climate-neutral United Nations; Evaluation; Triennial comprehensive policy review; Work methods of the Chief Executives Board.

CEB: Programme issues 23.02.2017

While Chief Executives Board considered a number of substantive programme issues during the reporting period, the issues of climate change and support to development in Africa featured high on the Board’s agenda. The nature and scope of those issues require that they be addressed through a coordinated and sustained effort that CEB is well positioned to provide.

CEB: Introduction 23.02.2017

The 2007/08 reporting period marked several important events that have contributed to the continuous efforts of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) to further coordination and cooperation among United Nations system organizations on a wide range of programme, management and operational issues. The increasingly vocal calls from the international community for a more effective, coherent and better performing United Nations elevated the Chief Executives Board to new prominence in intergovernmental debates.

CEB: Climate change 23.02.2017

The CEB initiative launched early in 2007 in response to the global challenge of climate change took more concrete shape during the reporting period, with the identification of focus and cross-cutting areas for coordination and action. The United Nations system increasingly spoke with one voice on this issue, for example, through the statement delivered by the Secretary-General at the fourteenth session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, held in Poznan, Poland, in December 2008.

CEB: Looking ahead to 2009/10 23.02.2017

During the period under review, CEB continued its efforts at furthering coordination and cooperation among the organizations of the United Nations system on a wide range of programme, management and operational issues. As pointed out by Member States during the consultations on system-wide coherence held by the General Assembly during its sixty-first to sixty-third sessions, coherence is not a goal in itself but a means of improving the delivery of support to those that need it most.

CEB: Challenges facing the United Nations system in 2008/09 23.02.2017

Global financial and economic crisis; Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2008-2017); Climate change; United Nations development system working together; Working together in crisis and post-crisis countries; Security and safety of staff; Business practices

CEB: Climate change 23.02.2017

During the reporting period, the United Nations system has intensified its work on climate change through the CEB Climate Change Action Framework, which was launched at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali in 2007. The efforts of the United Nations system leading up to the Conference of the Parties in Copenhagen in December 2009 demonstrated how organizations of the United Nations system are aligning their diverse areas of expertise and capacity to assist countries in adaptation to and mitigation of climate change.

CEB: Looking ahead 23.02.2017

During the reporting period, CEB and its three pillars have made advances in the coordination and coherence of the United Nations system on system-wide issues. The Board also devoted increasing attention to operational issues at the country level and to alignment of the work of the United Nations system at the global, regional and country levels.

CEB: Major challenges addressed by the United Nations system in 2009/10 23.02.2017

United Nations system response to the global financial and economic crisis; Supporting progress towards the Millennium Development Goals; Climate change; Security and safety of staff; Harmonization of business practices; United Nations development system working together; Working together in crisis, post-crisis and transition countries;

CEB: Introduction 23.02.2017

During 2009/10, the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) continued its ongoing efforts to align the strengths of the United Nations system in support of countries’ efforts to deal with the challenges confronting the international community. Throughout the reporting period, CEB has played a key role in ensuring a coherent approach by the United Nations system in addressing the needs of the international community and delivering as one at the global, regional and country levels.

CEB: Climate change 23.02.2017

The annual report of CEB for 2009/10 (E/2010/69) detailed the measures that had been taken by the United Nations system since 2007 to Deliver as One on climate change. While welcoming those efforts, Member States encouraged CEB to go beyond preparations of the United Nations system to the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

CEB: Conclusion 23.02.2017

Effective and coordinated action across a wide range of issue areas is essential if the United Nations system is to deliver results that address the global challenges that confront the international community. The Chief Executives Board, the apex coordination mechanism of the United Nations system under the leadership of the Secretary-General, strives to ensure that the system aligns its collective strengths to meet the mandates established by Member States.

CEB: Programme issues 23.02.2017

Follow-up to the High-level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly on the Millennium Development Goals; Climate Change; United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development; Sustainable energy and biodiversity; Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries; Disaster risk reduction.

CEB: Introduction 23.02.2017

During 2010/11, the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) intensified its efforts to align the strengths and expertise of its member organizations to respond to the mandates of Member States in a coordinated and effective manner. The adoption by the General Assembly of its resolution 64/289 has been an important directive for the United Nations system in further strengthening the coherence of its system-wide efforts, as detailed in the present report.

CEB: Climate change 23.02.2017

Climate change remains a major concern for Member States and the United Nations system. The United Nations Secretary-General also identified climate change as a priority area in his five-year action agenda. The Board continued to support system-wide efforts in this area by focusing on the need for continued and enhanced inter-agency collaboration and coherence. To this end, CEB addressed climate change in its fall 2011 and spring 2012 sessions.

CEB: Strengthening United Nations system support for sustainable development 23.02.2017

Supporting Member States in their efforts to advance economic growth, social development and environmental sustainability in an integrated manner has been of paramount concern for CEB and is a centrepiece of the Secretary-General’s five-year action agenda.

CEB: Programme issues 23.02.2017

Strengthening United Nations system support for sustainable development; Accelerating the mainstreaming of cross-cutting issues into the work of United Nations system organizations; Strengthening United Nations coordination for sustainable development challenges ahead.

CEB: Climate change 23.02.2017

Climate change continues to be among the key challenges facing the international community. Responding to the relevant provision in the Cancun Agreements (FCCC/CP/2010/7/Add.1, decision 1/CP.16), CEB, under the leadership of the Secretary-General, has been working actively to enhance inter-agency collaboration on climate change. The issue continued to feature high on the agenda of the High-level Committee on Programmes in 2012.

CEB: Facilitating United Nations system action on climate change 23.02.2017

Promoting action on climate change features high on the agenda of Member States as well as the Secretary-General. The United Nations system, through the High-level Committee on Programmes Working Group on Climate Change, intensified its work in 2013 to facilitate United Nations system-wide coordination and coherence on climate change-related activities.

CEB: Strengthening policy coherence and coordination 23.02.2017

In 2013, CEB pursued a number of initiatives for advancing policy coherence and programmatic coordination, in particular in the areas of international migration and development, youth, human rights, cybercrime and cybersecurity, and climate change.

CEB: Facilitating United Nations system action on climate change 23.02.2017

Promoting action on climate change features high on the agenda of Member States as well as the Secretary-General. The United Nations system, through the High-level Committee on Programmes Working Group on Climate Change, intensified its work in 2013 to facilitate United Nations system-wide coordination and coherence on climate change-related activities.

CEB: Strengthening policy coherence and coordination 23.02.2017

In 2013, CEB pursued a number of initiatives for advancing policy coherence and programmatic coordination, in particular in the areas of international migration and development, youth, human rights, cybercrime and cybersecurity, and climate change.

CEB: CEB High-level side event: COP15 23.02.2017

The United Nations Secretary‐General and the Executive Heads of several UN system organizations participated in an interactive discussion on UN system’s efforts to address climate change.

CEB: CEB Adaptation side event: COP15 23.02.2017

This event showcased good practices and resources developed by the system in key areas of adaptation such as integrated land and water management, disaster risk reduction, food security and data collection and analysis within the broader framework of development planning, knowledge sharing and partnership building.

CEB: CEB High-level side event: COP16 23.02.2017

The United Nations Secretary-General, Chair of the United Nations Chief Executives Board, hosted the high-level side event on addressing climate change as a means for countries to reach their development goals.

CEB: CEB High-level side event: COP17 23.02.2017

Parties to the Convention and United Nations system leaders shared experiences, highlighted best practices and identified further needs for implementation of the Cancún Agreements.

CEB: CEB High-level side event: COP18 23.02.2017

This High-level event, co-hosted by the UN Secretary-General, as Chair of the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) and the State of Qatar, showcased people-centered sustainable solutions to the challenge of climate change.

CEB: CEB High-level side event: COP19 23.02.2017

This high-level event brought together UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UN system leaders to make the case for innovative solutions for climate action. The event showcased how governments, the private sector, NGOs, and local communities - with the support of the UN - can partner to scale up and implement proven solutions to climate challenges that lead to economic and social progress and protect the environment.

CEB: UN System side events: COP19 23.02.2017

At COP19, the UN system organized a series of joint UN system side events on a range of topics relevant to the conference. The events focused on a number of action areas, including the economics of climate mitigation; climate smart agriculture and UN-REDD; capacity building for climate finance; ocean acidification; climate smart cities; and mapping population vulnerabilities, building resilience and reducing climate risk; and mobilizing stakeholder support for 2015 climate agreement.

CEB: Warsaw Climate Change Conference - November 2013 23.02.2017

During the 19th Conference of Parties to UNFCCC at Warsaw, the UN system highlighted actions in support of countries’ efforts to address climate change challenges and explored innovative and sustainable climate solutions. Through a series of events, UN agencies and partners demonstrated how the UN system assists countries in taking actions that yield economic, social, environmental and long-term developmental benefits.

HLCP: CEB Climate Change Action Framework 23.02.2017

The CEB Climate Change Action Framework identified five focus areas (Adaptation; Technology transfer; Forestry and Agriculture; Financing mitigation and adaptation action; Capacity-building) and four cross-cutting areas (

HLCP: Policy Coherence Toolkits 23.02.2017
CEB: UN system side events: COP18 23.02.2017

p>The breadth and coherence of United Nations system activities was reflected in several Side Events at COP18/CMP8.  The side events gathered a number of agencies under a thematic focus and demonstrated how the United Nations system responds to country needs and supports implementation of climate action at global, regional, national and local levels, given the urgent need to accelerate action on adaptation and mitigation.

CEB: Doha Climate Change Conference - November/December 2012 23.02.2017

During the 18th Conference of Parties to UNFCCC at Doha, the UN system focused on modalities under the umbrella of the CEB Climate Change Action Framework. These activities brought together a number of agencies under various thematic focus areas, and demonstrated the UN system’s collective capacity to support countries in the implementation of climate action.

HLCP: Bali Climate Change Conference - December 2007 23.02.2017

The UN system has engaged collaboratively in the UNFCCC process since COP13 in Bali, Indonesia December 2007, where the first preliminary framework for UN system activities in climate change was presented by the Secretary-General to the Parties to UNFCCC.

HLCP: UN System-wide response to Climate Change: Thematic flyers (2009) 23.02.2017

At COP15/CMP5, the UN system presented its ongoing work and practical solutions and tools at side events, exhibits and by sharing a joint package with the following thematic information

HLCP: UN system-wide response to climate change: Thematic flyers (2010) 23.02.2017

At COP16/CMP6, the UN system presented its ongoing work and practical solutions and tools at side events, exhibits and by sharing a joint package with the following thematic information.

HLCP: UN system-wide response to climate change: Thematic flyers 23.02.2017

At COP 17 / CMP 7, the UN system presented its ongoing work and practical solutions and tools at side events, exhibits and by sharing a joint package with the following thematic information.

CEB: Climate-Neutral UN: Next steps 23.02.2017

Further refine the UN climate neutral strategy, in particular, agreeing on methodological issues where a common approach is needed.

CEB: Progress made as of late 2008 23.02.2017

The majority of UN system organizations have now designated climate neutral focal points. Eight of them have established internal task forces to address climate neutrality within their organization, while ten have designated a "senior-level champion" to drive the process.

CEB: National level 23.02.2017

The UN system, collectively through the UN Development Group (UNDG), is developing means to improve support and collaboration on climate change activities at the country level.

CEB: Regional level 23.02.2017

Guided by regional and subregional priorities and challenges, and within the framework of the Regional Coordination Mechanism convened by the UN Regional Commissions, consultations are being held to decide on selected focus areas for collaborative and coherent UN support to climate-related actions at the regional and subregional levels.

CEB: Global level 23.02.2017

UNFCCC provides the central global forum for normative work on climate change. The mandates it issues, together with relevant mandates issued by other intergovernmental bodies across the UN system, set the goals and standards towards which multilateral action on climate change aims.

HLCP: Mechanisms for technology transfer 23.02.2017

Scaling up financing to contribute to demonstration, deployment, and transfer of low-carbon technologies with a significant potential for long-term greenhouse gas emission savings.

HLCP: Capacity building 23.02.2017

Handbooks and training on conducting Technology Needs Assessment for climate change, preparing technology transfer projects for financing, and conducting technology transfer negotiations

CEB: Enabling environments 23.02.2017

Transforming markets through testing, development and establishment of new technologies; promoting the development of markets for energy efficient technologies and development of International Standards on Energy Management.

CEB: Technology information 23.02.2017

Databases on climate-related technologies/IPRs in public domain and technology transfer projects and environmentally sound technologies

CEB: Technology needs and needs assessments 23.02.2017

Support to countries in preparation of their Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) reports; development of energy indicators for a sustainable development methodology that facilitates identifying options and potential for technology transfer in the energy sector;

CEB: Funding and operational activities 23.02.2017

Assisting developing countries in their effort to reduce emissions from REDD through the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility by building capacities for REDD activities and testing a program of performance based incentive payments in pilot countries...

CEB: Assistance with national planning and capacity building 23.02.2017

Development of a strategic framework for action on forests and climate change through the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) to assist countries in using forests...

CEB: Data collection, information sharing and capacity building 23.02.2017

Development of the Forest Resources Assessment (FRA), a comprehensive data collection on the state of the world"s forests scheduled for release in 2010.

CEB: Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) 23.02.2017

The FCPF provides a global partnership forum for developing and industrialized countries to build capacity for REDD while piloting and testing performance-based incentives in 30 countries (25 of which already selected).

CEB: UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD) 23.02.2017

The UN-REDD Programme includes the following key activities: at international level, promoting coherence across REDD initiatives, facilitating the exchange of national experiences...

HLCP: Mobilize new and innovative concessional finance 23.02.2017

A new Climate Investment Funds portfolio with an expected capitalization of some US$ 6 billion, to build on progress made by many of the developing countries

CEB: Support to pilot innovative sources of finance and market mechanisms 23.02.2017

Development of a voluntary global financial mechanism/portfolio approach/forest financing framework for all types of forests to support the implementation of the Non-Legally Binding Instrument on All Types of Forests and the achievement of the Global objectives on Forests.

HLCP: Support to leverage finance for energy efficiency and renewable energy 23.02.2017

Mobilizing funds for greater energy access and security, energy efficiency and clean energy development projects in over 100 countries.

CEB: Support to leverage private sector investment in activities addressing climate change 23.02.2017

Facilitating finance sector engagement in climate mitigation by building financier capacity and awareness, lowering the costs and barriers of initial transactions, and supporting the development of new financial products that accelerate adoption of climate technologies and markets.

CEB: Support for development and access to carbon markets 23.02.2017

Developing the capacity of low-income countries to access the CDM through the Nairobi Framework

CEB: Support for access to financing by developing countries 23.02.2017

Strengthening national capacity in developing countries to assess investment and financial flows to address climate change.

CEB: Capacity Building in Reducing Emissions from Deforestation in Developing Countries 23.02.2017

UN-REDD Programme

Cooperating agencies: FAO, UNDP, UNEP, World Bank Group

CEB: Capacity Building in Technology Transfer 23.02.2017

Supporting education, training, information exchange, best practices and national strategy initiatives related to the development and applications of renewable energy adapted to local needs and facilitating access to state-of-the-art technologies.

CEB: Capacity Building in Finance/Mitigation 23.02.2017

Assisting developing countries to improve their level of participation in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM); building the foundation for pro-poor ecosystem service markets to achieve impacts of scale in Africa.

CEB: Capacity Building in Adaptation 23.02.2017

Providing advisory services on how to mainstream climate change considerations into development decision-making, including for the achievement of the MDGs in the LDCs and other countries of Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America;

CEB: Overall Capacity Building 23.02.2017

Capacity development for national policy makers in addressing climate change-related challenges; regional and sub-regional preparatory workshops for climate change negotiators from developing countries, including SIDS and LDCs, on the UNFCCC Bali Road Map;

CEB: Operational activities in key sectors and support for adaptation at the local level 23.02.2017

Scaling up sustainable land management in Sub-Saharan Africa within the TerrAfrica framework; Pan-African Land Policy Framework; MENARID umbrella programme for sustainable management of the drylands of the Middle East and North Africa region; decreasing vulnerability to climate variability in African river basins;

CEB: Streamlining and scaling up financial and technological support 23.02.2017

Integrating climate change risks into development planning and programming and UN system country operations; exploring insurance schemes; special emphasis on support for the rural poor in Africa and on reducing vulnerability in Sub-Saharan Africa.

CEB: Enhancing knowledge sharing 23.02.2017

Improving the linkage of climate data to global early warning and early action networks that build capacities in developing countries, provide consequential policy options, and strengthen humanitarian preparedness and response systems.

CEB: Support for national planning for adaptation 23.02.2017

Assistance to Least Developed Countries with National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs); assistance to African countries in launching integrated and comprehensive approaches to adaptation; studies on the socioeconomic and demographic impact of climate change on countries and cities;

CEB: Emergency information on climate-sensitive socio-economic parameters 23.02.2017

UN system organizations are supporting a number of specific emergency information and response systems on climate-sensitive socio-economic parameters related to agriculture, food insecurity and vulnerability, animal and plant pests and diseases, natural disasters.

CEB: Climate predictions, warnings and services: 23.02.2017

Climate/weather data management enables forecasts and the development and promotion of world climate impact assessment and response strategies, with climate hazards early warning systems, including regional flood alert systems and drought monitoring centres, in order to build the resilience of nations and communities to disasters.

CEB: Monitoring of climate impacts and vulnerability 23.02.2017

Monitoring reports, analysis and assessments provide valuable information on various climate-sensitive parameters and resources, such as: crop and food supply;marine and forest biomass resources;water resources;human settlements and related infrastructure...

CEB: Observations and monitoring of the climate system 23.02.2017

The Global Climate Observing System consolidates and makes available to countries information on essential climate variables collected through global atmospheric, oceanic and terrestrial observation systems that use in-situ, satellite and other remote sensing technologies.

HLCP: The UN system delivering as one on climate change 23.02.2017

As a unique international mechanism with universal membership that combines convening power, normative work, standard-setting, policy development and operational activities, the UN system in its entirety has embarked on an actionoriented and coordinated effort to support the international community to rise to this challenge.

CEB: Rationale for action 23.02.2017

Observable trends of ongoing climate change and current projections indicate increasingly severe negative impacts on all countries, with the most severe impacts disproportionately affecting the poorest countries with the weakest capacity for climate resilience. Equally, within countries, climate change is disproportionately affecting the poor and vulnerable in society.

CEB: The CEB climate change action framework 23.02.2017

Under the leadership of the secretary-general of the United Nations, the United Nations system chief executives board for coordination (CEB) has initiated a process of aligning its strengths to achieve a coordinated action-oriented approach to climate change.

CEB: Box 2.21: Coordinating responses to climate change 23.02.2017

The 2001 assessment report of the WMO-UNEP Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned that, if carbon dioxide levels are not significantly reduced, the Earth’s average temperature will rise by as much as 5.8 degrees centigrade by 2100.

CEB: Mr. Li Yong 23.02.2017

Mr. LI Yong, Director General, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), has had an extensive career as a senior economic and financial policy-maker. As Vice-Minister of Finance of the People’s Republic of China and member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank for a decade, Mr. LI was involved in setting and harmonizing fiscal, monetary and industrial policies, and in supporting sound economic growth in China.

HLCP: Social Dimensions of Climate Change (SDCC) 23.02.2017

The UN System supports countries to develop a comprehensive conceptual framework on the social dimensions of climate change, advocate a multidimensional approach to climate change policies and develop climate-related measures to ensure better living conditions.

HLCP: Public awareness-raising and education 23.02.2017

The Secretary-General has made it a top priority to raise awareness at the highest level of the potential impacts of climate change and the necessity for taking urgent action.

HLCP: Climate knowledge: science, assessment, monitoring and early warning 23.02.2017

The UN system plays a central role in this area, bringing together global resources for observation and analysis of climate change trends. It is committed to reinforcing its efforts to provide sound and unbiased scientific information and climate services to enable evidence-based policy and decision making at all levels.

HLCP: Financing mitigation and adaptation action 23.02.2017

The UN system, including the Bretton Woods Institutions, is assisting developing countries in better leveraging finance from a variety of sources to help them adapt to climate change impacts and undertake nationally appropriate mitigation actions in the context of sustainable development.

HLCP: Forestry and agriculture 23.02.2017

REDD-related activities of the UN system aspire to contribute towards achieving sustainable management of forests that enables the economic, environmental and social goods and services of forests to benefit countries, communities and forest users, while also contributing to global reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

HLCP: Technology Transfer 23.02.2017

Technology transfer and development activities by the UN system promote the diffusion and uptake of environmentallyfriendly and climate-friendly technologies and practices towards achieving objectives of mitigation and adaptation at the country level.

CEB: Adaptation 23.02.2017

The UN system's work in this area is governed by the stipulations of COP decision 1/CP.10 and the Nairobi Work Programme on Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change.

HLCP: UN System Side Events: COP15 23.02.2017

This breadth and unity of United Nations system activities was reflected in several side events at COP 15/CMP5. The side events brought together a number of agencies under thematic focus areas, all demonstrating how the United Nations system stands ready...

HLCP: Durban Climate Change Conference-November 2011 15.06.2016

During the 17th Conference of Parties to UNFCCC at Durban, the UN system focused on modalities under the umbrella of the CEB Climate Change Action Framework. These activities brought together a number of agencies under thematic focus areas, and demonstrated how the UN system stands ready to support implementation at global, regional and national levels.

HLCP: Cancun Climate Change Conference - November 2010 15.06.2016

At the United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Cancun in December 2010, the United Nations system highlighted its readiness to support Member States in implementing their commitments through side events and information material that presented the system’s ongoing work and practical tools.

HLCP: Copenhagen Climate Change Conference - December 2009 15.06.2016

The main side event on The UN system Delivering as One on Climate Change took place on 16 December , from 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm. Together with the UN Secretary-General it brought together on stage all Executive Heads present at the time in Copenhagen.

HLCP: Poznań Climate Change Conference - December 2008 15.06.2016
HLCP: The UN system at the UNFCCC COPs 08.02.2017

During the annual Conferences of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COPs), the UN system highlights actions in support of countries’ efforts to understand and manage the opportunities and challenges related to climate action, and maximize the development co-benefits that stem from low carbon and climate resilient growth. From 2007 until 2015, the UN system’s joint engagement in the COPs was coordinated by the HLCP Working Group on Climate Change. With the conclusion of its mandate in April 2016, the UNFCCC Secretariat has taken over this coordination role.

HLCP: Policy Coherence and Coordination 23.02.2017

The High-Level Committee on Programmes (HLCP) fosters coherence, cooperation and coordination on policy and programme dimensions of strategic issues for the UN system.

CEB: United Nations System Publications on Climate Change 15.06.2016
CEB: CEB Publications 18.11.2016
HLCP: Climate Change 28.09.2016

Climate change is the defining issue of our time. It is the ultimate test for the global community to unite and meet a challenge that respects no borders. It exacerbates nearly every other development challenge. At the same time, taking climate action will help solve many other social, environmental and economic problems as well. In fact, by acting on climate change we can significantly advance the sustainable development agenda.

CEB: Agenda 27.06.2013

The Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) and its three high level committees advance coordination and cooperation on a range of programmatic, management and operational issues facing UN system organizations. CEB agenda is developed in response to inter-governmental mandates, emerging issues and challenges faced by the UN system, in preparation and follow-up to international conferences and at the request of member states.

Documents tagged with Climate change

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HLCP: Common Core Principles for a UN System-wide Approach to Climate Action 07.04.2017

Adopted at the spring 2016 session of the UN System Chief Executives Board,  the "Common Core Principles for a UN System-wide Approach to Climate Action" draw on successful examples of previous and current UN system-wide approaches to climate change, as well as identified gaps and opportunities for system-wide action for more effective support to Member States.

HLCP: Report of 32nd session (September 2016, New York) 01.03.2017

Conclusions of the Thirty-Second Session of the High Level Committee on Programmes (UN Headquarters, New York, 29 and 30 September 2016) Issues discussed at the session: Risk, Prevention, and Resilience; UN System Leadership Model in the Post-2015 Era; Cross-Pillar Linkages and the 2030 Agenda; Equality and Non-Discrimination at the Heart of Sustainable Development; Follow-up to the High-level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants; and Summary of information Items: Istanbul Programme of Actions for the LDCs; and Reports of UN-Water, UN-Energy, UN-Oceans.

Document reference: CEB/2016/6
HLCP: Common Core Principles for a UN System-wide Approach to Climate Action 28.09.2016

The principles, adopted at the spring 2016 session of the UN System Chief Executives Board, draw on successful examples of previous and current UN system-wide approaches to climate change, as well as identified gaps and opportunities for system-wide action for more effective support to Member States. The principles have been designed to guide a system-wide approach and inform and strengthen the system’s collective support to climate change action under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the UNFCCC process, and the implementation of the Paris Agreement at the global, regional and national and sub-national level.

UNDG: Report of UNDG meeting (February 2015, New York) 10.08.2016

The UNDG Chair, Ms. Helen Clark, opened the first UNDG meeting of the year by highlighting that 2015 would be a huge opportunity to advance the global sustainable development agenda by finding synergies across the big global processes and outcomes around the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, the Third Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa, the Special Summit on Sustainable Development in New York, and the Climate Change COP21 in Paris.

CEB: Preface 09.08.2016

This brochure has been jointly written and produced by some 40 United Nations (UN) specialized agencies, funds, programmes and other bodies that coordinate their respective activities on climate change. The brochure has one simple purpose: to show Governments and the public how the diverse entities of the UN system work together to support ambitious international action on climate change.

HLCP: Report of 31st session (March 2016, Geneva) 01.03.2017

Issues discussed at the session: Urbanization and Sustainable Development; Disaster Risk Reduction; Climate Change; World Humanitarian Summit; Equality and Non-Discrimination at the Heart of Sustainable Development; Promoting Peaceful, Just, and Inclusive Societies, Preventing Conflict; Support to the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; and Summary of information Items: Istanbul Programme of Actions for the LDCs; and Reports of UN-Water, UN-Energy, UN-Oceans.

Document reference: CEB/2016/4
HLCP: Report of 30th Session (October 2015, New York) 15.06.2016

Issues discussed at the session: Climate Change; Human Rights: Inequalities and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; Promoting Peaceful, and Inclusive Societies, Preventing Conflict, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; Disaster Risk Reduction; Youth Employment; and Summary of information Items: Urbanization and Sustainable Development; Istanbul Programme of Actions for the LDCs; and Reports of UN-Water, UN-Energy, UN-Oceans.

Document reference: CEB/2015/6
CEB: Annual Overview Report (July 2015, New York) 23.02.2017

The present report provides an overview of major developments in inter-agency cooperation within the framework of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) in 2014.

Document reference: E/2015/71
HLCP: Report of 29th Session (March 2015, Paris) 23.02.2017

Issues discussed at the session: Urbanization and Sustainable Development; Inequalities, Human Rights and the post-2015 Development Agenda; The Data Revolution; Youth Employment; Climate Change and Summary of information Items: Climate Change, Instanbul Plan of Actions for the LDCs and Reports of UN-Water, UN-Energy, UN-Oceans.

Document reference: CEB/2015/4
HLCM: Report of 29th Session (March 2015, Paris) 23.02.2017

Conclusions of the Twenty-ninth Session of the High Level Committee on Management (Paris, 19-20 March 2015). Issues discussed included: Review of the implementation of the HLCM Strategic Plan 2013-2016 and Follow-up to the CEB post 2015 Fit for Purpose; Review of the Draft UN System programme of work for a Data Revolution; ICSC review of the UN system compensation package: assessment of the proposals on the table and strategic guidance for their finalization – Path towards implementation of MAS 65 for current staff; Review and adoption of a System-wide road map for UN climate neutrality by 2020 and of the related goals towards enhancing environmental sustainability of UN operations; ERP Interoperability Study; Review of progress by the HLCM Strategic Group on reconciling the “duty of care” for UN system personnel with the need to “stay and deliver” in high risk environments; UN system Occupational Health and Safety Framework.

Document reference: CEB/2015/3
CEB: How the UN System Supports Ambitious Action on Climate Change (Spanish version) 23.02.2017
CEB: How the UN System Supports Ambitious Action on Climate Change 23.02.2017

This brochure, jointly written and produced by the nearly 40 UN specialized agencies, funds, programmes and other bodies that coordinate their respective activities on climate change through the HLCP Working Group on Climate Change, provides examples of how the diverse entities of the UN system work together and with partners to support ambitious action on climate change.

HLCP: Report of 28th Session (October 2014, New York) 23.02.2017

Issues discussed at the session: Post-2015 development; Youth Employment; Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction; Twentieth anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Plat form for Action; Cybersecurity, Cybercrime and policies on Information; New United Nations urban agenda; Climate Change; Small Island Developing States and Summary of Information Items.

Document reference: CEB/2014/6
CEB: How the UN System Supports Ambitious Action on Climate Change (Spanish version) 23.02.2017
CEB: One UN Exhibit Area at COP20 (pdf version) 23.02.2017
CEB: UN System Side Events at COP20 (pdf version) 23.02.2017
CEB: How the UN System Supports Ambitious Action on Climate Change 15.06.2016

This brochure, jointly written and produced by the nearly 40 UN specialized agencies, funds, programmes and other bodies that coordinate their respective activities on climate change through the HLCP Working Group on Climate Change, provides examples of how the diverse entities of the UN system work together and with partners to support ambitious action on climate change.

CEB: First Regular Session Report (May 2014, Rome) 23.02.2017

This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees; HLCM, HLCP and UNDG; Briefing on UN-Water; Issues of system-wide concern: financing for sustainable development; Other matters (United Nations Environment Assembly; Climate Summit)

Document reference: CEB/2014/1
CEB: Annual Overview Report (July 2013, New York) 23.02.2017

The present report provides an overview of major developments in inter-agency cooperation within the framework of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) in 2012.

Document reference: E/2014/69
CEB: Annual Overview Report (May 2014, New York) 15.06.2016

The present report provides an overview of major developments in inter-agency cooperation within the framework of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) in 2013.

Document reference: E/2014/69
HLCP: Report of 27th Session (March 2014, Santiago) 15.06.2016

Issues discussed at the session: Post-2015 development; Climate Change; Small Island Developing States ; New United Nations urban agenda; Other programme matters: Migration and Development, social and environmental sustainability, Istanbul Programme of Action for the Least developed Countries, reports of UN-Water, UN-energy and UN-Oceans, A world of 7 billion.

Document reference: CEB/2014/4
CEB: Second Regular Session Report (November 2013, New York) 23.02.2017

This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees (HLCM, HLCP, UNDG); Briefing by Mr. Michel Jarraud, Chair of UN-Water; Briefing by Kandeh Yumkella, Chair of UN-Energy; Discusssions on issues of system-wide concern: cybersecurity/cybercrime; Other Matters: Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States.

Document reference: CEB/2013/2
HLCP: Report of 26th Session (October 2013, Geneva) 23.02.2017

Issues discussed at the session: Towards the Post-2015 Development Agenda; CEB Review of MDG Implementation; Promoting the Rule of Law; Advancing the Common Agenda: Disaster Risk Reduction, Oceans, Cybercrime and Cyber Security; Implications of Internal and International Migration; Demographic  Dynamics: Youth, The World of 7 Billion; Migration and Development; Implementation of HLCP and CEB Decisions; UN Activities in Combating Drugs and Organized Crime; Cybersecurity/Cybercrime; Climate Change; Review by CEB of MDG Implementation; UN System-wide Implementation of the Istanbul Programme of

Document reference: CEB/2013/6
CEB: CEB High-level side event: COP19-Press Release 23.02.2017

Efforts to address climate change need to be vastly scaled up, UN leaders told participants at the Warsaw Climate Conference today, and promised that UN agencies would ratchet up their work to help reduce emissions and guide adaptation efforts.

CEB: CEB High-level side event: COP19-Event Programme 23.02.2017
CEB: World Meteorological Organization 23.02.2017
CEB: COP 18: Intervention by President, World Water Council 23.02.2017
CEB: CEB High-level side event: COP18-Event Programme 23.02.2017
CEB: Coordinated UN System Action on Climate Change 23.02.2017

The United Nations system Chief Executives Board (CEB), under the leadership of the Secretary-General, initiated a process to align the strengths of all organizations of the UN system in coordinated action to meet the challenges of climate change.

HLCP: UN-REDD Programme 23.02.2017

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) endeavours to create incentives for poor forested countries to protect, better manage and wisely use their forest resources, thus contributing to the global fight against climate change.

HLCP: Tools for UN Country Teams 23.02.2017

An inter-agency effort, led by the United Nations Development Group (UNDG), to develop tools for the use of UN country teams in support of national responses to climate change.

HLCP: One UN Training Service Platform on Climate Change - UN CC: Learn 23.02.2017

To foster knowledge sharing and strengthening of climate-change learning and skills development in Member States in an effective and efficient manner.

HLCP: Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) 23.02.2017

To ensure that decision makers have access to the highest-quality climate predictions and services for effective adaptation and climate-risk management.

HLCP: Green Economy Initiative (GEI) 23.02.2017

GEI provides evidence of the contributions green investments can make to economic performance, social development and environmental improvement, including climate mitigation and adaptation.

HLCP: Climate Neutral UN 23.02.2017

A United Nations system-wide commitment to climate-neutral and environmentally-sustainable practices.

HLCP: Climate Finance Platform 23.02.2017

This platform, led by the UNDP and the World Bank Group , aims at providing comprehensive support to developing-country governments through learning and knowledge sharing

HLCP: Adaptation Learning Mechanism (ALM) 23.02.2017

A global knowledge platform to capture, exchange and scale up good adaptation practices, in response to the needs of developing countries.

HLCP: CEB Adaptation side event: COP15 Programme 23.02.2017

The United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) invitation to the debate on "Advancing work on adaptation to climate change:A UN system perspective"

HLCP: Annex C: Background-The UN system and climate change 23.02.2017
HLCP: Annex B: Priority issue areas 23.02.2017
HLCP: Annex A: Planning and implementation mechanisms 23.02.2017
HLCP: Adaptation Policy Paper 23.02.2017

Empowering individuals, communities and countries to cope with climate change impacts, in particular strengthening the adaptive capacity of the poorest, must go hand-in-hand with progress towards sustainable development in all its economic, social and environmental aspects.

HLCP: UN System Statement of Purpose: COP15 23.02.2017

The United Nations system, as the most inclusive multilateral institutional framework for policy and action, has an essential role to play in supporting the international community's efforts to combat climate change, especially those of developing countries.

HLCP: CEB High-level side event: COP15 Programme 23.02.2017

The United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) invitation to the debate on the role of the UN system in addressing climate change:COP15/CMP5

HLCP: UN System Supporting Adaptation in an Enhanced Adaptation Regime 23.02.2017

Recognizing that successful cooperation and implementation of adaptation actions depends on a wide engagement of stakeholders, Parties have invited relevant multilateral, international, regional and national organizations, the public and private sectors, civil society and other relevant stakeholders to undertake and support adaptation in a coherent and integrated manner.

HLCP: Supporting the Development of a Green Economy and Creating Green Jobs 23.02.2017

The UN’s green economy activities are being developed in a way that supports the sustainable development aspirations of developing countries and balances the three pillars of sustainable development (economic, social and environmental).

HLCP: Social dimensions of climate change 23.02.2017

The UN system highlights the key social impacts related to climate change in close collaboration with governments, civil society and the private sector, and in accordance with article 4.1 (f) of the UNFCCC...

HLCP: UN-REDD: Delivering as One 23.02.2017

The UN-REDD Programme is the UN system’s collaborative initiative on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) and supporting conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries.

HLCP: GHG emissions from international transport 23.02.2017

Being fully aware of the objective of the UNFCCC to stabilize GHG emissions, IMO will continue its endeavours to reduce the environmental impacts from international shipping and is already taking technical and regulatory actions to combat climate change.

HLCP: Protecting Health from Climate Change 23.02.2017

Climate change affects every aspect of society, from the health of the global economy to the health of our children. It is about the water in our wells and in our taps. It is about the food on the table...

HLCP: Gender Equality & Climate Change 23.02.2017

UN agencies, working in close collaboration with governments, multilateral organizations, civil society agencies and the private sector, work to integrate gender equality and women’s empowerment principles into climate change policies and programmes.

HLCP: Energy for a Sustainable Future 23.02.2017

To ensure a focused system-wide approach, CEB created UN-Energy was created in 2004 as an interagency mechanism for coordination on energy issues...

HLCP: Regional and National Centres on Climate Technology 23.02.2017

Faster adoption of cleaner and more efficient technologies and standards is crucial for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to climate change...

HLCP: Global Framework for Climate Services 23.02.2017

The Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) is a joint endeavour of the UN system to support efforts to address climate change by strengthening climate knowledge and its applications across all sectors and disciplines.

HLCP: Facilitating Access to Climate Finance 23.02.2017

To catalyze low-emissions, climate-resilient growth, countries need access to adequate climate finance that simultaneously reduces GHG emissions and promotes poverty reduction. The challenge is to mobilize a variety of resources at scale, while at the same time delivering at sufficient speed along national development priorities.

HLCP: Capacity Development as a Driver for Low-Emission, Climate-Resilient Development 23.02.2017

The UN system has the broad operational reach and vast network of regional, national and sub-national offices to deliver capacity development services at such scope and scale.

HLCP: Climate-Smart Agriculture 23.02.2017

Providing food, fuel and fibre for a global population of more than 9 billion people by 2050 will put ever greater pressure on our planet’s already scarce natural resources, without taking into account climate change.

HLCP: UN System Acting to Address Adaptation Needs of Member States 23.02.2017

The UN system is taking concerted action to help people and communities in countries, especially those particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change, to manage climate-related risks in their efforts to achieve sustainable socio-economic development.

HLCP: UN System side events: COP16 23.02.2017

This breadth and unity of United Nations system activities was reflected in 19 side events at COP 16/CMP 6. The side events brought together a number of agencies under thematic focus areas, all demonstrating how the United Nations system stands ready...

HLCP: UN System Support to Adaptation – Progress and Opportunities for Enhanced Action 23.02.2017

The earth’s climate is changing at rates unprecedented in recent human history and will continue to change. The associated impacts and risks are global in their nature, geographically diverse and are increasingly being felt across a range of systems...

HLCP: Technology Transfer 23.02.2017

Achieving the 2°C climate target will require technological innovation and the rapid and widespread transfer of environmentally‐sound technologies for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and for adapting to the inevitable impacts of climate change.

HLCP: Social Dimensions of Climate Change 23.02.2017

The adverse effect of climate change will not only be felt in natural and managed ecosystems, but also have "significant deleterious effects" on the "operation of socio‐economic systems or on human health and welfare".

HLCP: Protecting Health from Climate Change 23.02.2017

Climate Change threatens the fundamental determinants of health: Air; Water; Food; Shelter; Freedom from disease...

HLCP: IMF Work on Fiscal Policy and Climate Change 23.02.2017

Fiscal policy has a critical role to play in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions and raising revenues for climate finance, fiscal consolidation, and other purposes.

HLCP: International Transport and Greenhouse Gas Emissions 23.02.2017

Greenhouse gas emission from international shipping is modest but steadily growing apace with globalization and world trade. Therefore, IMO has been energetically pursuing control of GHG emissions from international shipping through a global approach...

HLCP: Global Framework for Climate Services 23.02.2017

The United Nations system is responding to society's pressing needs for practical information to anticipate the increasing impacts of climate on people's life. The Sixteenth World Meteorological Congress (Geneva, May‐June 2011) set in motion the process for the development of the Global Framework for Climate Service (GFCS) ...

HLCP: Gender Equality & Climate Change 23.02.2017

The Cancun Agreements, adopted at the 16th Conference of the Parties (COP16) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), entrenched gender equality principles into the UNFCCC outcome documents for the first time.

HLCP: Disaster Risk Reduction 23.02.2017

Thus, climate analysis tools for assessing changes in severity, frequency, and occurrences of hydro‐meteorological hazards at seasonal, inter‐annual, decadal, and longer climate change time scales need to become available operationally and applied for risk assessment within the economic sectors to support decision‐making at various levels and time scales.

HLCP: Climate‐Smart Agriculture 23.02.2017

Business‐as‐usual scenarios of population growth and food consumption patterns indicate that agricultural production will need to increase by 70 percent to meet demands by 2050.

HLCP: Facilitating Access to Climate Finance 23.02.2017

To catalyze low‐emissions, climate‐resilient growth, countries need access to adequate climate finance that simultaneously reduces GHG emissions and promotes poverty reduction.

HLCP: Cities and Climate Change 23.02.2017

The effects of urbanization and climate change are converging in dangerous ways that seriously threaten the world’s environmental, economic and social wellbeing.

HLCP: Vulnerability, changing populations and human mobility 23.02.2017

At COP16, Parties agreed to include some of these issues as part of the Adaptation Framework, and to consider them within the emerging Green Climate Fund.

HLCP: Capacity Development as a Driver for Low‐Emission,Climate Resilient Development 23.02.2017

To meet the climate challenge, countries need the capacity to design and implement strategies that support low‐emission, climate‐resilient development.

HLCP: Report of 24th Session (October 2012, New York) 23.02.2017

Issues discussed at the session: Sustainable Development: Follow up to the Rio +20; United Nations system contribution to the post-2015 development agenda; The World at 7 Billion and Beyond; Climate Change; Cybersecurity and cybercrime; Quadrennial comprehensive policy review (QCPR) and “Delivering as one”; High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development.

Document reference: CEB/2012/6
CEB: Second Regular Session Report (November 2012, New York) Videoconference 23.02.2017

The present report covers: the reports of the Board's committees (HLCP, HLCM, UNDG); a discussion on The Rule of Law at the National and International Levels; Briefing by Mr. Michel Jarraud on UN-Water.

Document reference: CEB/2012/2
HLCP: Tools on social impact assessment of climate change 23.02.2017

The UN System supports countries to develop a comprehensive conceptual framework on the social dimensions of climate change, advocate a multidimensional approach to climate change policies and develop climate-related measures to ensure better living conditions.

HLCP: The Social Dimension of Climate Change 23.02.2017

This discussion paper was prepared under the auspices of the United Nations Task Team on Social Dimensions of Climate Change, which is currently composed of 20 Agencies: FAO, ILO, IOM, ITU, OHCHR, UNAIDS, UNDESA, UNDP, UNESCO, UNFPA, UN-HABITAT, UNICEF, UNITAR, UNISDR, UNRISD, UNU, UN Women, World Bank (WB), WFP and WHO.

CEB: Annual Overview Report (July 2012, New York) 15.06.2016

This report provides an overview of major developments in inter-agency cooperation within the framework of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) covering the period 2011/12.

Document reference: E/2012/67
CEB: CEB statement on Moving towards a Climate-Neutral United Nations (27 October 2007) 15.06.2016

The CEB endorsed the Statement on moving towards a climate neutral UN, in which it was agreed that the heads of UN agencies funds and programmes would estimate their GHG emissions, undertake efforts to reduce their GHG footprint to the extent possible, and analyze the cost implications and budgetary modalities of purchasing carbon offsets, with the aim of eventually reaching climate neutrality.

Document reference: CEB/2007/2 Annex II
CEB: CEB statement of purpose: The UN system at the forefront of efforts to address climate change (16 December 2009) 15.06.2016

The CEB statement of purpose was issued during the UN Climate Change conference (COP15/CMP5) in Copenhagen, December 2009. The United Nations system, as the most inclusive multilateral institutional framework for policy and action, has an essential role to play in supporting the international community's efforts to combat climate change, especially those of developing countries.

HLCP: Report of 22nd Session (September 2011, New York) 15.06.2016

Issues discussed at the session: Moving towards a fairer, greener and sustainable globalization, Preparations for the Rio+20 Conference, Follow-up to decisions relating to Disaster risk reduction; Climate change; Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries; Cybersecurity.

Document reference: CEB/2011/6
CEB: Annual Overview Report (July 2011, Geneva) 15.06.2016

This report provides an overview of major developments in inter-agency cooperation within the framework of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) during the period leading to and covering its fall 2010 session and its spring 2011 session.

Document reference: E/2011/104
CEB: Annex: CEB communiqué 23.02.2017

We, the United Nations System Chief Executives, are meeting at a time of the worst global financial and economic crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930's. What began as a collapse of the US sub-prime mortgage market has quickly spread through global financial markets impacting the real economy, undermining consumer and business confidence and triggering further contraction in demand. World trade is falling and commodity prices have declined sharply. The world faces multiple financial, economic and social crises compounded by vulnerability from earlier food and energy crises.

CEB: Executive Summary 23.02.2017

With this report, the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) aims to contribute to the preparations for the 2005 World Summit, to take place this September in the General Assembly, five years after the adoption of the historic Millennium Declaration. The report provides an  account of how UN organizations are working together to assist countries in achieving the Declaration’s objectives.

CEB: Climate-neutral UN 23.02.2017

Following the Secretary-General's urging to “lead by example”, the CEB decided in October 2007 to move towards a climateneutral UN. A UN Climate Neutral Strategy devised through the UN's Environment Management Group provides the framework for doing so.

CEB: Public awareness raising 23.02.2017

The Secretary-General has made it a top priority of his tenure to raise awareness at the highest level of the potential impacts of climate change and the necessity for taking urgent action. He is pursuing that personally, in cooperation with other UN system Executive Heads, as well as through his Special Envoys on Climate Change and other senior UN officials.

CEB: Supporting global, regional and national action 23.02.2017

An effective response to climate changerelated challenges requires actions at the global, regional and national levels. The UN system is using its expertise and resources to ensure planning and delivery of coherent support to countries in their efforts at all three levels.

CEB: Technology transfer 23.02.2017

Technology transfer and development activities by the UN system promote the diffusion and uptake of environmentallyfriendly and climate-friendly technologies and practices towards achieving objectives of mitigation and adaptation at the country level.

CEB: Reduction of emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) 23.02.2017

REDD-related activities of the UN system aspire to contribute towards achieving sustainable management of forests that enables the economic, environmental and social goods and services of forests to benefit countries, communities and forest users, while also contributing to global reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

CEB: Financing mitigation and adaptation action 23.02.2017

The UN system, including the Bretton Woods Institutions, is assisting developing countries in better leveraging finance from a variety of sources to help them adapt to climate change impacts and undertake nationally appropriate mitigation actions in the context of sustainable development.

CEB: Capacity building 23.02.2017

The United Nations system works to strengthen national institutions and human capacity to better analyze the impacts of climate change, develop courses of action for greater resilience and implement relevant adaptation and mitigation activities.

CEB: Adaptation 23.02.2017

The United Nations system is working to help people and communities in countries, especially those most vulnerable, to adapt to the adverse effects of climate change while continuing to grow and achieve their development goals and aspirations.

CEB: Climate knowledge: science, assessment, monitoring and early warning 23.02.2017

Climate knowledge is the foundation for the development of an effective response to the climate change challenge. The UN system plays a central role in this area, bringing together global resources for observation and analysis of climate change trends. It is committed to reinforcing its efforts to provide sound and unbiased scientific information and climate services to enable evidence-based policy and decision making at all levels.

CEB: Introduction 23.02.2017

The Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change confirmed that anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions are having significant and negative impacts on the climate, emphasized the dangers of rising global mean temperatures and associated changes in precipitation patterns and extreme weather events, and provided an assessment of the means and costs of combating climate change.

CEB: Foreword by the UN Secretary-General 23.02.2017

At the 13th session of the Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC in Bali, Indonesia, we met to initiate an ambitious new phase of international cooperation on climate change in the light of compelling scientific evidence. At that time, I spoke of climate change as the “defining challenge of our time”.

HLCP: Acting on Climate Change: The UN Delivering as One 15.06.2016

Under the leadership of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) has initiated a process of aligning its strengths to achieve a coordinated action-oriented approach to the global and multifaceted challenge of climate change. This document brings together information on activities undertaken throughout the United Nations system, including its agencies, funds and programmes, as contributed by the respective entities.

CEB: First Regular Session Report (April 2008, Bern) 23.02.2017

This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees (HLCM, HLCP, UNDG). The Board also held a retreat on the evening of 28 April and on 29 April, where Executive heads exchanged views on current developments, including the rise in global food prices, and staff security and safety.

Document reference: CEB/2008/1
CEB: Second Regular Session Report (October 2008, New York) 23.02.2017

This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees (HLCM, HLCP, UNDG); Discussion on Climate Change and on Staff Security and Safety; Chairmanship of the High-level Committee on Programmes and the High-level Committee on Management.

Document reference: CEB/2008/2
CEB: First Regular Session Report (April 2010, Vienna) 23.02.2017

This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees (HLCM, HLCP, UNDG); Discussion on Climate Change-Beyond Copenhagen towards COP16; Cybersecurity; UPU Initiative: "Addressing the world— an address for everyone”; Expo 2010 — Shanghai — "Better city, Better life”.

Document reference: CEB/2010/1
CEB: Annual Overview Report (June 2008, New York) 23.02.2017

This report provides an overview of major developments in inter-agency cooperation within the framework of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB), during the period covering its fall session 2007 and its spring session 2008.

Document reference: E/2008/58
CEB: Annual Overview Report (July 2009, Geneva) 23.02.2017

This report provides an overview of major developments in inter-agency cooperation within the framework of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB), during the period covering its session in October 2008 and its session in April 2009.

Document reference: E/2009/67
CEB: Annual Overview Report (June 2010, New York) 23.02.2017

This report provides an overview of major developments in inter-agency cooperation within the framework of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) during the period leading to and covering its fall session 2009 and its spring session 2010.

Document reference: E/2010/69
HLCP: Report of 20th Session (September 2010, Geneva) 23.02.2017

Issues discussed at the session: The outcome of the MDG Summit; Moving towards a fairer greener and sustainable globalization; Climate change; Gender; High-level Panel on Global Sustainability; Programme Criticality; Cyber security; IV UN Conference on the LDCs; South-South and triangular cooperation; and Access to energy.

Document reference: CEB/2010/6
HLCP: Report of Intersessional meeting (July 2007, Geneva) 23.02.2017

Issues discussed included: CEB review; Preparations for the fall 2007 session of CEB (Climate change; Energy; Africa; Follow-up to CEB/High-Level Committee on Programmes decisions).

Document reference: CEB/2007/8
HLCP: Report of 14th Session (September 2007, New York 23.02.2017

Issues discussed included: Preparations for CEB (Climate change, Africa, Aid-for-Trade); Follow-up to HLCP decisions and emerging issues (Employment toolkit; UN-Energy, UN-Water and UN-Oceans, UN Communications Group...

Document reference: CEB/2007/7
HLCP: HLCP Report.: 15th Session, (March 2008, Rome) 23.02.2017

Issues discussed included: Review of recent developments on system-wide coherence and the implications for the Chief Executives Board; Review of the High-level Committee on Programmes’ role, functioning and working methods; Evaluation of the United Nations pilots; Triennial Comprehensive Policy Review; Climate change; Peacebuilding; African development.

Document reference: CEB/2008/4
HLCP: Report of 16th Session (September 2008, Rome) 23.02.2017

Issues discussed included: Review of recent developments and forthcoming events; Climate change; Evaluation of the United Nations pilots; Strategic direction for the future work of the High-level Committee on Programmes; UN-Water; Campaign to end violence against women and girls; Disaster risk reduction.

Document reference: CEB/2008/6
HLCP: Report of 17th Session (February 2009, Geneva) 23.02.2017

Issues discussed included: The global financial crisis and its impact on the work of the United Nations System; Regional coherence; Climate change; Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2008-2017)...

Document reference: CEB/2009/4
HLCP: Report of 18th Session (September 2009, New York) 23.02.2017

Issues discussed included: UN system joint crisis initiative on the global financial and economic crisis; Climate change; The policy dimension of knowledge management and Second UN Decade for the Eradication of poverty (2008-2017)

Document reference: CEB/2009/5
HLCP: Report of 21st Session (March 2011, New York) 23.02.2017

Issues discussed at the session: Fairer, greener, sustainable globalization; Rio +20; Follow-up to the GA Plenary meeting on the MDGs; Climate change; Fourth UN Conference on the LDCs; and Biodiversity.

Document reference: CEB/2011/4
HLCM: Report of 14th Session (September 2007, New York) 23.02.2017

Issues discussed included: Dialogue with Representatives of FICSA and CCISUA; Cooperation with ICSC; Business Practices; Security and Safety of Staff; Institutional links between HLCM and UN/RIAS – Disclosure of Internal Audit Reports; HLCM Networks; UN Cares; UN Dual Career and Staff Mobility; Staff Management Leadership Development Programme; Jointly-financed Activities; Procedures and criteria for the preparation of agendas and submission of documents for consideration and discussion by the HLCM at its session.

Document reference: CEB/2007/6
HLCM: Report of 17th Session (February 2009, Rome) 23.02.2017

Issues discussed included: Dialogue with FICSA, CCISUA and the United Nations International Civil Servants Federation; Security and safety of staff; HLCM Plan of Action for the Harmonization of Business Practices; Senior Management Leadership Programme; HLCM Networks; Outcome of the CEB review and strengthening of the CEB secretariat.

Document reference: CEB/2009/3

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CEB: Webcast of the CEB high-level event: COP19: UN Secretary-General Closing Remarks 23.02.2017

This webcast features the closing remarks of the UN Secretary-General, Chair of the CEB, during the CEB high-level event.

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Webcast of the CEB high-level event: COP19 23.02.2017

In this webcast, you can watch the entire high-level event, hosted by the UN Secretary-General, as Chair of the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB).

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UNFCCC on Twitter 23.02.2017
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UNFCCC on Google+ 23.02.2017
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UNFCCC on Flickr 23.02.2017
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UNFCCC on YouTube 23.02.2017
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UNFCCC on Facebook 23.02.2017
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UNFCCC Homepage 23.02.2017
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WMO News page 23.02.2017
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Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX) 23.02.2017

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report is the outcome of cross-disciplinary teamwork between scientists studying the physical aspects of climate change, scientists with expertise in impacts, adaptation and vulnerability as well as experts in disaster risk management.

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UNFCCC: Kyoto Protocol 23.02.2017

The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement linked to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which commits its Parties by setting internationally binding emission reduction targets.

Recognizing that developed countries are principally responsible for the current high levels of GHG emissions in the atmosphere as a result of more than 150 years of industrial activity, the Protocol places a heavier burden on developed nations under the principle of "common but differentiated responsibilities."

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UNFCCC: Bali Road Map 23.02.2017

The 2007 Bali Climate Change Conference culminated in the adoption of the Bali Road Map, which consists of a number of forward-looking decisions that represent the various tracks that are essential to reaching a secure climate future.

The Bali Road Map includes the Bali Action Plan, which charts the course for a new negotiating process designed to tackle climate change, with the aim of completing this by 2009, along with a number of other decisions and resolutions.

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UNFCCC: Nairobi work programme 23.02.2017

The Nairobi work programme (NWP) is undertaken under the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) of the UNFCCC. Its objective is to assist all Parties, in particular developing countries...

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UNFCCC: Cancun Adaptation Framework 23.02.2017

Parties adopted the Cancun Adaptation Framework (CAF) as part of the Cancun Agreements at the 2010 Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico (COP 16/ CMP 6). In the Agreements, Parties affirmed that adaptation must be addressed with the same level of priority as mitigation.

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UN Secretary-General’s High-level Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing (AGF) 23.02.2017

The Secretary-General established a High-Level Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing on 12 February 2010 for a duration of 10 months. The Group studied potential sources of revenue to enable achievement of the level of climate change financing that was promised during the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December 2009.

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WMO: Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) 23.02.2017

The main goal of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) is to "enable better management of the risks of climate variability and change and adaptation to climate change, through the development and incorporation of science-based climate information and prediction into planning, policy and practice on the global, regional and national scale". (World Climate Conference-3)

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Climate Finance Options (CFO) Platform 23.02.2017

This Platform aims at providing comprehensive guidance on financial options available for climate action in developing countries.

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Official website of COP 17/CMP7: United Nations Climate Change Conference 2011 23.02.2017

The 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 7th Session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties (CMP7) to the Kyoto Protocol.

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Copenhagen: Seal the deal! 23.02.2017

 The UN Worldwide Campaign leading up to the landmark UN Climate Change meeting in Copenhagen, December 2009.

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HLCP: Working Group on Climate Change 15.06.2016

The Working Group on Climate Change was established in 2007 to facilitate knowledge sharing and enhance coherence and coordination in the actions of UN system member organizations on climate change.

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United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD): Rio+20 15.06.2016

The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) was organized in pursuance of General Assembly Resolution 64/236 (A/RES/64/236). The Conference took place in Brazil on 20-22 June 2012 marking the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), in Rio de Janeiro, and the 10th anniversary of the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg.

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Moving Towards a Climate Neutral UN: The UN System’s Footprint and Efforts to Reduce It (2010 edition) 15.06.2016

The most recent analysis of the UN's performance in implementing the UN's Climate Neutral Strategy. The report includes the details of the greenhouse gas emissions for 52 organizations in 2009, as well as a breakdown of emissions by activity. It also details progress in reducing emissions and plans for the future. The a Foreword by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and a Preface by the UNEP Executive Director, Achim Steiner, this report is the first and last word in the UN's sustainability performance to date.

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Moving Towards a Climate Neutral UN: The UN System’s Footprint and Efforts to Reduce It (2009 edition) 15.06.2016

 This publication provides the first ever insight into the greenhouse gas inventory for the UN system. It contains data of the greenhouse gas emissions of all UN agencies, as well as an overview of the initial steps taken to reduce emissions. The publication provides the UN system with a baseline to track emission reduction efforts in future years.

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Acting On Climate Change - The UN Delivering As One 15.06.2016

Under the leadership of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) has initiated a process of aligning its strengths to achieve a coordinated action-oriented approach to the global and multifaceted challenge of climate change.

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UNCCD Reports 15.06.2016

This is a listing of the reports submitted to the Conference of the Parties (COP) and the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC). The reports detail how the Parties carry out their commitments under the Convention (according to Article 26 of the Convention).

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Healthy Hospitals , Healthy Planet, Healthy People, Addressing Climate Change In Health Care Settings 15.06.2016

It is clear that the health sector can also play a leader¬ship role in mitigating climate change – that is reducing its magnitude and consequences – by getting our own house in order. By doing so the health sector will create a series of health, economic and social co-benefits that improve the health of the population in addition to the traditional role of the health sector in the delivery of quality health care

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Protecting Health From Climate Change: Global Research Priorities 15.06.2016

Climate change is now recognized as one of the defining challenges of the 21st century, and protecting health from its impacts is an emerging priority for the public health community. Further, the potential range and magnitude of associated health risks should be central to the rationale for actions to mitigate the occurrence of climate change. Research in this field is increasing, but it is still comparatively weak in relation to the complexity of the issue and the magnitude of the health risks that may arise from inadequate or inappropriate responses.

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Linking Adaptation to Development 15.06.2016

Vulnerable countries, communities, and ecosystems are already feeling the effects of climate change, as sea levels and temperature rise, rainfall patterns change, and extreme weather events, such as droughts, floods, storms, and other natural disasters, occur more frequently and intensively. These events not only adversely affect core development needs, such as access to drinking water, food security, irrigation, and health, but also entire ecosystems on which all life forms depend— and they exact the heaviest toll on poor people.

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GEF Financing Adaptation Action 15.06.2016

GEF unites 178 member governments – in partnership with international institutions, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and the private sector – to address global environmental issues. An independent financial organization, the GEF provides grants to developing countries and countries with economies in transition for projects related to biodiversity, climate change, international waters, land degradation, the ozone layer, and persistent organic pollutants.

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Global Environment Facility - Financing Adaptation Action 15.06.2016

GEF projects have been a catalytic force for change, helping to deepen decision makers’ understanding of how to develop an adaptation project and integrate adaptation measures into development sectors. Thanks to the LDCF’s and SCCF’s pioneering work, we have financed projects that have balanced the GEF’s mandate on adaptation with the development mandate of our implementing agencies. Today we have early results to show for this successful collaboration.

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Adding Value and Promoting Higher Impact through the Gef’s Programmatic Approach 15.06.2016

A growing number of multilateral development organizations and international agencies are now using programmatic approaches to more effectively support developing countries and countries with economies in transition. Yet the programmatic approach is not a new modality for the Global Environmental Facility (GEF). At its meeting in December 1999, the GEF Council supported the evolution of GEF support to emphasize synergistic programs that transcend national borders.

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GEF Fact Sheets 15.06.2016

Various factsheets From the Global Environment Facility

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Climate In Peril : A Popular Guide to the Latest IPCC Reports 15.06.2016

Warming of the climate system is beyond argument, as shown by observations of increases in average air and ocean temperatures, the widespread melting of snow and ice, and rising global sea levels. But as the messages from scientists become increasingly explicit, the gap between the need for action they project and the climate policy the world leaders put in place remains. The purpose of this guide is to increase public understanding about the urgency of action to combat climate change and its impacts.

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UNEP Climate Change Strategy 15.06.2016

UNEP’s Climate Change Strategy is the result of a comprehensive process involving external experts and UNEP staff from across the organization. The strategy is built on the analysis of UNEP’s political mandate, the existing portfolio of climate change activities and the areas of distinctiveness. The Climate Change Strategy provides the foundation for transforming the organization’s engagement on climate change and for developing a results-oriented programme of work.

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Climate Change Science Compendium 2009 15.06.2016

The Climate Change Science Compendium is a review of some 400 major scientific contributions to our understanding of Earth Systems and climate that have been released through peer-reviewed literature or from research institutions over the last three years, since the close of research for consideration by the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report

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Good Practice Guidance and Uncertainty Management in National Greenhouse Gas Inventories 15.06.2016

This report on Good Practice Guidance and Uncertainty Management in National Greenhouse Gas Inventories is the response to the request from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to complete its work on uncertainty and prepare a report on good practice in inventory management.

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Good Practice Guidance for Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry 15.06.2016

This report on Good Practice Guidance for Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry (GPG-LULUCF) is the response to the invitation by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to develop good practice guidance for land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF).   

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2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories 15.06.2016

The series consists of five volumes: General Guidance and Reporting; Energy; Industrial Processes and Product Use; Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use; Waste.

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Aviation and The Global Atmosphere 15.06.2016

This Special Report was prepared following a request from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. The state of understanding of the relevant science of the atmosphere, aviation technology, and socio-economic issues associated with mitigation options is assessed and reported for both subsonic and supersonic fleets.

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Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry 15.06.2016

The Special Report on Land Use, Land-Use Change, and Forestry was prepared in response to a request from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA). At its Eighth Session in Bonn from 2-12 June 1998, SBSTA requested a report examining the scientific and technical state of understanding for carbon sequestration strategies related to land use, land-use change, and forestry activities and relevant Articles of the Kyoto Protocol.

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Emissions Scenarios 15.06.2016

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) developed long-term emission scenarios in 1990 and 1992. These scenarios have been widely used in the analysis of possible climate change, its impacts, and options to mitigate climate change. In 1995, the IPCC 1992 scenarios were evaluated. The evaluation recommended that significant changes (since 1992) in the understanding of driving forces of emissions and methodologies should be addressed.

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Methodological and Technological Issues in Technology Transfer 15.06.2016

Achieving the ultimate objective of the UNFCCC, will require technological innovation and the rapid and widespread transfer and implementation of technologies, including know-how for mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions. Transfer of technology for adaptation to climate change is also an important element of reducing vulnerability to climate change.

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Safeguarding the Ozone Layer and the Global Climate System 15.06.2016

This IPCC Special Report was developed in response to invitations by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)1 and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer2 to prepare a balanced scientific, technical and policy relevant report regarding alternatives to ozone-depleting substances (ODSs) that affect the global climate system. It has been prepared by the IPCC and the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) of the Montreal Protocol.

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Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage 15.06.2016

IPCC’s Third Assessment Report stated ‘there is new and stronger evidence that most of the warming observed over the past 50 years is attributable to human activities’. It went on to point out that ‘human influences will continue to change atmospheric composition throughout the 21st century’ (IPCC, 2001c). Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the greenhouse gas that makes the largest contribution from human activities.

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Climate Change 2001 - Synthesis Report 15.06.2016

This Synthesis Report with its Summary for Policymakers is the fourth and final part of the Third Assessment Report (TAR) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It draws together and integrates for the benefit of policy makers, and others, and in response to questions identified by governments and subsequently agreed by the IPCC, information that has been approved and/ or accepted by the IPCC.

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Climate Change 2001 - Contributions of Working Group III: Mitigation 15.06.2016

This report assesses the scientific, technological, environmental, economic and social aspects of the mitigation of climate change. Research in climate change mitigation 1 has continued since the publication of the IPCC Second Assessment Report (SAR), taking into account political changes such as the agreement on the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 1997, and is reported on here.

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Climate Change 2001 - Impacts, Adaptation, and Vunerability 15.06.2016

To understand better the potential impacts and associated dangers of global climate change, Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) offers this Third Assessment Report (TAR) on the state of knowledge concerning the sensitivity, adaptability, and vulnerability of physical, ecological, and social systems to climate change.

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Climate Change and Water Technical Paper VI 15.06.2016

The idea of a special IPCC publication dedicated to water and climate change dates back to the 19th IPCC Session held in Geneva in April 2002, when the Secretariat of the World Climate Programme – Water and the International Steering Committee of the Dialogue on Water and Climate requested that the IPCC prepare a Special Report on Water and Climate

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IPCC fourth Assessment Report (AR4)- Climate Change 2007: Mitigation of Climate Change 15.06.2016

The Working Group III contribution to the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) focuses on new literature on the scientific, technological, environmental, economic and social aspects of mitigation of climate change, published since the IPCC Third Assessment Report (TAR) and the Special Reports on CO2 Capture and Storage (SRCCS) and on Safeguarding the Ozone Layer and the Global Climate System (SROC).

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IPCC fourth Assessment Report (AR4)- Climate Change 2007: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability 15.06.2016

The Assessment is of current scientific understanding of the impacts of climate change on natural, managed and human systems, the capacity of these systems to adapt and their vulnerability. It builds upon past IPCC assessments and incorporates new knowledge gained since the Third Assessment.

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IPCC fourth Assessment Report (AR4)- Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis 15.06.2016

The Working Group I contribution to the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report describes progress in understanding of the human and natural drivers of climate change, observed climate change, climate processes and attribution, and estimates of projected future climate change. It builds upon past IPCC assessments and incorporates new findings from the past six years of research.

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IPCC fourth Assessment Report (AR4)- Climate Change 2007: Synthesis Report 15.06.2016

An Assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. This underlying report, adopted section by section at IPCC Plenary XXVII (Valencia, Spain, 12-17 November 2007),represents the formally agreed statement of the IPCC concerning key findings and uncertainties contained in the Working Group contributions to the Fourth Assessment Report.

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CEB: World Meteorological Organization (WMO) 15.06.2016

World Meteorological Organization

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UN-HABITAT Annual Report 23.02.2017

This report presents UN-HABITAT's main achievements in 2015. Since it's founding in 1976, Habitat for Humanity has helped more than 6.8 million people obtain a safer place to sleep at night, along with the strength, stability and independence to build better lives. In fiscal year 2015, Habitat served nearly 1.8 million people through home construction, incremental construction, rehabilitation, repairs or increased access to improved shelter through products and services.

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One UN Training Service Platform on Climate Change (UN CC-Learn) 15.06.2016

UN CC:Learn is a partnership of 32 multilateral organizations which supports Member States, UN agencies and other development partners in designing and implementing results-oriented and sustainable learning to address climate change. UN CC:Learn is included in the "One UN Climate Change Action Framework" of the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination through the HLCP capacity development group convened by UNDP and UNEP.

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HLCP: Climate Change Policy & Practice 15.06.2016

Climate Change Policy & Practice is a knowledge management project for international negotiations and related activities on climate change managed by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Reporting Services.

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The United Nations Climate Change Portal 15.06.2016

Gateway to the UN system’s work on Climate Change

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Agencies tagged with Climate change

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United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 23.02.2017

In 1992, countries joined an international treaty, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, to cooperatively consider what they could do to limit average global temperature increases and the resulting climate change, and to cope with whatever impacts were, by then, inevitable.

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HLCP: Action on Climate change 06.04.2017
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HLCM: Action on the System-wide road map for UN Climate Neutrality by 2020 23.02.2017
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CEB: Action on Programme Matters 23.02.2017
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HLCP: Action on the Working Group on Climate Change 23.02.2017
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CEB: Action on Climate Neutral UN 23.02.2017
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Inter-agency Coordination Mechanisms tagged with Climate change

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HLCP: HLCP Working Group on Climate Change 23.02.2017

The Working Group on Climate Change was established by HLCP in 2007 with the aim of coordinating system-wide participation in UN climate conferences and to facilitate a coherent approach and joint action of the United Nations system on climate change.

HLCP: United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) 23.02.2017

In October 2000, the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC), in its Resolution 2000/35 established the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF), a subsidiary body with the main objective to promote “… the management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests and to strengthen long-term political commitment to this end…”based on the Rio Declaration, the Forest Principles, Chapter 11 of Agenda 21 and the outcome of the IPF/IFF Processes and other key milestones of international forest policy.

HLCP: UN-Energy 23.02.2017

UN-Energy was established to help ensure coherence in the UN system’s multi-disciplinary response to the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) and to ensure the effective engagement of non-UN stakeholders in implementing WSSD energy-related decisions. The Johannesburg Plan of Implementation (JPOI), decisions taken at CSD-9, the Programme for the Further Implementation of Agenda 21, and Agenda 21 serve as the basis for action on energy.

HLCP: UN-Water 03.04.2017

UN-Water, which was established in 2003 by the United Nations High Level Committee on Programmes, has evolved out of a history of close collaboration among UN agencies. It was created to add value to UN initiatives by fostering greater co-operation and information-sharing among existing UN agencies and outside partners.

HLCP: United Nations Environment Management Group (EMG) 23.02.2017

The EMG was established in 1999 pursuant by General Assembly resolution 53/242 as recommended by the Secretary-General in his report on Environment and Human Settlements (A/53/463). It is chaired by the Executive Director of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and supported by a secretariat provided by UNEP.

HLCP: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 23.02.2017

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the leading international body for the assessment of climate change. It was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to provide the world with a clear scientific view on the current state of knowledge in climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic impacts.

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CEB: Mr. Li Yong 23.02.2017

Mr. LI Yong, Director General, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), has had an extensive career as a senior economic and financial policy-maker. As Vice-Minister of Finance of the People’s Republic of China and member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank for a decade, Mr. LI was involved in setting and harmonizing fiscal, monetary and industrial policies, and in supporting sound economic growth in China.