How the UN System Supports Ambitious Action on Climate Change (2014)
The UN system has a crucial role to play in supporting Member States in their efforts to turn what the Secretary-General has called the “greatest collective challenge facing humankind today – climate change – into the greatest opportunity for common progress towards a sustainable future”.
The Working Group on Climate Change was established by HLCP in 2007 with the aim of of facilitating a coherent approach and joint action of the United Nations system on climate change. Until the conclusion of its mandate in 2016, the Working Group served as a platform to share climate-related information and knowledge among its members; initiate joint implementation of climate action; inform CEB members on climate change issues; coordinate the UN system’s engagement in the UNFCCC COPs and other relevant fora; and prepare joint outreach and communication tools.
This brochure was 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. It aims to show Governments and the public how the diverse entities of the UN system work together to support ambitious action on climate change globally, regionally and nationally.
How the UN System Supports Ambitious Action on Climate Change
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