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Climate Change


UNECE is a driving force in combating climate change in the region. UNECE contributes to define a legal and regulatory framework that facilitates climate change mitigation: from the inclusion of black carbon and particulate matter in the Air Convention to the various regulations and standards reducing emissions and resource use. Extensive work has been carried out on climate change adaptation strategies for water management under the Water Convention. Infrastructure will play a major role in adaptation and UNECE has been engaged in assessing and offering solutions in transport.

Key areas of work

In Focus

What are the most effective measures for governments to strengthen climate action? This question will be at the heart of the discussions at the round table on SDG 13 at the Regional Forum on Sustainable Development. Policymakers and relevant stakeholders from across the UNECE region will gather in Geneva on 21-22 March to discuss one of the most pressing issues of our time. Read more