Photograph courtesy of IISD/Earth Negotiations Bulletin
Photograph courtesy of IISD/Earth Negotiations Bulletin

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.

UN System side events: COP19

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 High-level side event: COP19

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.