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.
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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.
To foster knowledge sharing and strengthening of climate-change learning and skills development in Member States in an effective and efficient manner.
To ensure that decision makers have access to the highest-quality climate predictions and services for effective adaptation and climate-risk management.
GEI provides evidence of the contributions green investments can make to economic performance, social development and environmental improvement, including climate mitigation and adaptation.
A United Nations system-wide commitment to climate-neutral and environmentally-sustainable practices.
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
A global knowledge platform to capture, exchange and scale up good adaptation practices, in response to the needs of developing countries.
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"
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.
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
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).
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
To ensure a focused system-wide approach, CEB created UN-Energy was created in 2004 as an interagency mechanism for coordination on energy issues...
Faster adoption of cleaner and more efficient technologies and standards is crucial for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to climate change...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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".
Climate Change threatens the fundamental determinants of health: Air; Water; Food; Shelter; Freedom from disease...
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...
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) ...
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.
For societies around the world to better understand, mitigate and adapt to climate change, they need to know what is at stake. The planet is warming due to increased concentrations of heat‐trapping gases in our atmosphere.
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.
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.
To catalyze low‐emissions, climate‐resilient growth, countries need access to adequate climate finance that simultaneously reduces GHG emissions and promotes poverty reduction.
The effects of urbanization and climate change are converging in dangerous ways that seriously threaten the world’s environmental, economic and social wellbeing.
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.
To meet the climate challenge, countries need the capacity to design and implement strategies that support low‐emission, climate‐resilient development.
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.
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