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.
In addition, a joint “One UN Exhibit Area” allowed delegates to explore the UN system’s expertise and services in key thematic areas, including sustainable energy, industry, climate finance, women’s empowerment, education, climate science and human mobility.
The UN System’s joint engagement in COP21 is documented at http://unitednationssystemcop21.tumblr.com/. Here, you will find coverage of UN system side events, information on the One UN Exhibit, interviews with UN system experts, executives and partners, and more on coordinated UN system support to climate action.