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HLCP: UN System Climate Change Library 23.02.2017

On the occasion of the UNFCCC COP21, more than 40 UN system entities have compiled a collection of their most relevant and most recent climate change publications. This virtual library of over 550 publications is hosted by UN CC:Learn and can be accessed here. 

HLCP: UN System joint publication on climate change 07.04.2017

The publication "How the UN System Supports Ambitious Action on Climate Change - The United Nations System Delivering as One on Climate Change and Sustainable Development" was written and produced by the nearly 40 UN organizations and bodies that coordinated their climate-related activities through the HLCP Working Group on Climate Change. It is available in French, English and Spanish.

CEB: Paris Climate Change Conference - December 2015 23.02.2017

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.

FBN: UNFCCC's Financial Statements 23.02.2017
HRN: UN System Human Resources Statistics 15.06.2016

Every year the CEB Secretariat collects HR data from member organizations and publishes statistics. Reports detail staff demographics such as staff grade, nationality, location, gender and age. Staff with appointments for a period of less than one year are excluded from published data. Reports also exclude information on National Professional Officers, which is provided separately.

CEB: National level 23.02.2017

The UN system, collectively through the UN Development Group (UNDG), is developing means to improve support and collaboration on climate change activities at the country level.

CEB: Global level 23.02.2017

UNFCCC provides the central global forum for normative work on climate change. The mandates it issues, together with relevant mandates issued by other intergovernmental bodies across the UN system, set the goals and standards towards which multilateral action on climate change aims.

HLCP: Capacity building 23.02.2017

Handbooks and training on conducting Technology Needs Assessment for climate change, preparing technology transfer projects for financing, and conducting technology transfer negotiations

CEB: Technology information 23.02.2017

Databases on climate-related technologies/IPRs in public domain and technology transfer projects and environmentally sound technologies

CEB: Technology needs and needs assessments 23.02.2017

Support to countries in preparation of their Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) reports; development of energy indicators for a sustainable development methodology that facilitates identifying options and potential for technology transfer in the energy sector;

CEB: Assistance with national planning and capacity building 23.02.2017

Development of a strategic framework for action on forests and climate change through the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) to assist countries in using forests...

CEB: Data collection, information sharing and capacity building 23.02.2017

Development of the Forest Resources Assessment (FRA), a comprehensive data collection on the state of the world"s forests scheduled for release in 2010.

CEB: Support to pilot innovative sources of finance and market mechanisms 23.02.2017

Development of a voluntary global financial mechanism/portfolio approach/forest financing framework for all types of forests to support the implementation of the Non-Legally Binding Instrument on All Types of Forests and the achievement of the Global objectives on Forests.

HLCP: Support to leverage finance for energy efficiency and renewable energy 23.02.2017

Mobilizing funds for greater energy access and security, energy efficiency and clean energy development projects in over 100 countries.

CEB: Support to leverage private sector investment in activities addressing climate change 23.02.2017

Facilitating finance sector engagement in climate mitigation by building financier capacity and awareness, lowering the costs and barriers of initial transactions, and supporting the development of new financial products that accelerate adoption of climate technologies and markets.

CEB: Support for development and access to carbon markets 23.02.2017

Developing the capacity of low-income countries to access the CDM through the Nairobi Framework

CEB: Support for access to financing by developing countries 23.02.2017

Strengthening national capacity in developing countries to assess investment and financial flows to address climate change.

CEB: Capacity Building in Technology Transfer 23.02.2017

Supporting education, training, information exchange, best practices and national strategy initiatives related to the development and applications of renewable energy adapted to local needs and facilitating access to state-of-the-art technologies.

CEB: Capacity Building in Finance/Mitigation 23.02.2017

Assisting developing countries to improve their level of participation in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM); building the foundation for pro-poor ecosystem service markets to achieve impacts of scale in Africa.

CEB: Capacity Building in Adaptation 23.02.2017

Providing advisory services on how to mainstream climate change considerations into development decision-making, including for the achievement of the MDGs in the LDCs and other countries of Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America;

CEB: Overall Capacity Building 23.02.2017

Capacity development for national policy makers in addressing climate change-related challenges; regional and sub-regional preparatory workshops for climate change negotiators from developing countries, including SIDS and LDCs, on the UNFCCC Bali Road Map;

CEB: Institutional frameworks 23.02.2017

Development of a Global Climate Change Adaptation Network consisting of a series of selected ground facilities, national and regional centres and an international support group of technical institutions;

CEB: Enhancing knowledge sharing 23.02.2017

Improving the linkage of climate data to global early warning and early action networks that build capacities in developing countries, provide consequential policy options, and strengthen humanitarian preparedness and response systems.

CEB: Support for national planning for adaptation 23.02.2017

Assistance to Least Developed Countries with National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs); assistance to African countries in launching integrated and comprehensive approaches to adaptation; studies on the socioeconomic and demographic impact of climate change on countries and cities;

HLCP: The UN system delivering as one on climate change 23.02.2017

As a unique international mechanism with universal membership that combines convening power, normative work, standard-setting, policy development and operational activities, the UN system in its entirety has embarked on an actionoriented and coordinated effort to support the international community to rise to this challenge.

CEB: Rationale for action 23.02.2017

Observable trends of ongoing climate change and current projections indicate increasingly severe negative impacts on all countries, with the most severe impacts disproportionately affecting the poorest countries with the weakest capacity for climate resilience. Equally, within countries, climate change is disproportionately affecting the poor and vulnerable in society.

CEB: The CEB climate change action framework 23.02.2017

Under the leadership of the secretary-general of the United Nations, the United Nations system chief executives board for coordination (CEB) has initiated a process of aligning its strengths to achieve a coordinated action-oriented approach to climate change.

CEB: Box 2.21: Coordinating responses to climate change 23.02.2017

The 2001 assessment report of the WMO-UNEP Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned that, if carbon dioxide levels are not significantly reduced, the Earth’s average temperature will rise by as much as 5.8 degrees centigrade by 2100.

CEB: Adaptation 23.02.2017

The UN system's work in this area is governed by the stipulations of COP decision 1/CP.10 and the Nairobi Work Programme on Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change.

HLCP: Social protection floor 23.02.2017

The aim of this initiative is to advocate for and advise on the provision of a social protection floor and public resource spending in ways that will both kick-start growth and support more inclusive and sustainable social and economic development.

HLCP: Poznań Climate Change Conference - December 2008 15.06.2016
HLCP: The UN system at the UNFCCC COPs 08.02.2017

During the annual Conferences of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COPs), the UN system highlights actions in support of countries’ efforts to understand and manage the opportunities and challenges related to climate action, and maximize the development co-benefits that stem from low carbon and climate resilient growth. From 2007 until 2015, the UN system’s joint engagement in the COPs was coordinated by the HLCP Working Group on Climate Change. With the conclusion of its mandate in April 2016, the UNFCCC Secretariat has taken over this coordination role.

HRN: UN System Human Resources Statistics Reports 15.06.2016

This page presents the annual statistical reports on the staff of the organizations in the United Nations common system with appointments for a period of one year or more as at 31 December. The tables exclude information on National Professional Officers, which is provided separately.

CEB: United Nations System Publications on Climate Change 15.06.2016

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CEB: CEB High-level side event: COP19-Press Release 23.02.2017

Efforts to address climate change need to be vastly scaled up, UN leaders told participants at the Warsaw Climate Conference today, and promised that UN agencies would ratchet up their work to help reduce emissions and guide adaptation efforts.

CEB: CEB High-level side event: COP19-Event Programme 23.02.2017
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CEB: Coordinated UN System Action on Climate Change 23.02.2017

The United Nations system Chief Executives Board (CEB), under the leadership of the Secretary-General, initiated a process to align the strengths of all organizations of the UN system in coordinated action to meet the challenges of climate change.

HLCP: UN-REDD Programme 23.02.2017

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.

HLCP: Tools for UN Country Teams 23.02.2017

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.

HLCP: One UN Training Service Platform on Climate Change - UN CC: Learn 23.02.2017

To foster knowledge sharing and strengthening of climate-change learning and skills development in Member States in an effective and efficient manner.

HLCP: Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) 23.02.2017

To ensure that decision makers have access to the highest-quality climate predictions and services for effective adaptation and climate-risk management.

HLCP: Green Economy Initiative (GEI) 23.02.2017

GEI provides evidence of the contributions green investments can make to economic performance, social development and environmental improvement, including climate mitigation and adaptation.

HLCP: Climate Neutral UN 23.02.2017

A United Nations system-wide commitment to climate-neutral and environmentally-sustainable practices.

HLCP: CEB Adaptation side event: COP15 Programme 23.02.2017

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"

HLCP: Annex C: Background-The UN system and climate change 23.02.2017
HLCP: Annex B: Priority issue areas 23.02.2017
HLCP: Adaptation Policy Paper 23.02.2017

Empowering individuals, communities and countries to cope with climate change impacts, in particular strengthening the adaptive capacity of the poorest, must go hand-in-hand with progress towards sustainable development in all its economic, social and environmental aspects.

HLCP: UN System Statement of Purpose: COP15 23.02.2017

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.

HLCP: CEB High-level side event: COP15 Programme 23.02.2017

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

HLCP: UN System Supporting Adaptation in an Enhanced Adaptation Regime 23.02.2017

Recognizing that successful cooperation and implementation of adaptation actions depends on a wide engagement of stakeholders, Parties have invited relevant multilateral, international, regional and national organizations, the public and private sectors, civil society and other relevant stakeholders to undertake and support adaptation in a coherent and integrated manner.

HLCP: UN System Acting to Address Adaptation Needs of Member States 23.02.2017

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.

HLCP: UN System Support to Adaptation – Progress and Opportunities for Enhanced Action 23.02.2017

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...

CEB: Climate-neutral UN 23.02.2017

Following the Secretary-General's urging to “lead by example”, the CEB decided in October 2007 to move towards a climateneutral UN. A UN Climate Neutral Strategy devised through the UN's Environment Management Group provides the framework for doing so.

CEB: Public awareness raising 23.02.2017

The Secretary-General has made it a top priority of his tenure to raise awareness at the highest level of the potential impacts of climate change and the necessity for taking urgent action. He is pursuing that personally, in cooperation with other UN system Executive Heads, as well as through his Special Envoys on Climate Change and other senior UN officials.

CEB: Supporting global, regional and national action 23.02.2017

An effective response to climate changerelated challenges requires actions at the global, regional and national levels. The UN system is using its expertise and resources to ensure planning and delivery of coherent support to countries in their efforts at all three levels.

CEB: Technology transfer 23.02.2017

Technology transfer and development activities by the UN system promote the diffusion and uptake of environmentallyfriendly and climate-friendly technologies and practices towards achieving objectives of mitigation and adaptation at the country level.

CEB: Reduction of emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) 23.02.2017

REDD-related activities of the UN system aspire to contribute towards achieving sustainable management of forests that enables the economic, environmental and social goods and services of forests to benefit countries, communities and forest users, while also contributing to global reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

CEB: Financing mitigation and adaptation action 23.02.2017

The UN system, including the Bretton Woods Institutions, is assisting developing countries in better leveraging finance from a variety of sources to help them adapt to climate change impacts and undertake nationally appropriate mitigation actions in the context of sustainable development.

CEB: Capacity building 23.02.2017

The United Nations system works to strengthen national institutions and human capacity to better analyze the impacts of climate change, develop courses of action for greater resilience and implement relevant adaptation and mitigation activities.

CEB: Adaptation 23.02.2017

The United Nations system is working to help people and communities in countries, especially those most vulnerable, to adapt to the adverse effects of climate change while continuing to grow and achieve their development goals and aspirations.

CEB: Introduction 23.02.2017

The Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change confirmed that anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions are having significant and negative impacts on the climate, emphasized the dangers of rising global mean temperatures and associated changes in precipitation patterns and extreme weather events, and provided an assessment of the means and costs of combating climate change.

CEB: Foreword by the UN Secretary-General 23.02.2017

At the 13th session of the Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC in Bali, Indonesia, we met to initiate an ambitious new phase of international cooperation on climate change in the light of compelling scientific evidence. At that time, I spoke of climate change as the “defining challenge of our time”.

HLCP: Acting on Climate Change: The UN Delivering as One 15.06.2016

Under the leadership of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) has initiated a process of aligning its strengths to achieve a coordinated action-oriented approach to the global and multifaceted challenge of climate change. This document brings together information on activities undertaken throughout the United Nations system, including its agencies, funds and programmes, as contributed by the respective entities.

CEB: One United Nations: Catalyst for Progress and Change 15.06.2016

CEB’s contribution to the preparatory process of the 2005 World Summit culminated in the publication of "One United Nations: Catalyst for Progress and Change — How the Millennium Declaration is Changing the Way the United Nations System Works", which was launched at the July 2005 session of the Economic and Social Council and was commended by the President of the Economic and Social Council to the Summit.

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CEB: Webcast of the CEB high-level event: COP19: UN Secretary-General Closing Remarks 23.02.2017

This webcast features the closing remarks of the UN Secretary-General, Chair of the CEB, during the CEB high-level event.

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Webcast of the CEB high-level event: COP19 23.02.2017

In this webcast, you can watch the entire high-level event, hosted by the UN Secretary-General, as Chair of the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB).

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UNFCCC on Twitter 23.02.2017
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UNFCCC on Flickr 23.02.2017
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UNFCCC on YouTube 23.02.2017
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UNFCCC on Facebook 23.02.2017
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UNFCCC Vacancies 23.02.2017
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UNFCCC Homepage 23.02.2017
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UN Inter-Agency Committee for the DESD (IAC) 23.02.2017
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UNFCCC: Kyoto Protocol 23.02.2017

The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement linked to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which commits its Parties by setting internationally binding emission reduction targets.

Recognizing that developed countries are principally responsible for the current high levels of GHG emissions in the atmosphere as a result of more than 150 years of industrial activity, the Protocol places a heavier burden on developed nations under the principle of "common but differentiated responsibilities."

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UNFCCC: Bali Road Map 23.02.2017

The 2007 Bali Climate Change Conference culminated in the adoption of the Bali Road Map, which consists of a number of forward-looking decisions that represent the various tracks that are essential to reaching a secure climate future.

The Bali Road Map includes the Bali Action Plan, which charts the course for a new negotiating process designed to tackle climate change, with the aim of completing this by 2009, along with a number of other decisions and resolutions.

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UNFCCC: Nairobi work programme 23.02.2017

The Nairobi work programme (NWP) is undertaken under the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) of the UNFCCC. Its objective is to assist all Parties, in particular developing countries...

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UNFCCC: Cancun Adaptation Framework 23.02.2017

Parties adopted the Cancun Adaptation Framework (CAF) as part of the Cancun Agreements at the 2010 Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico (COP 16/ CMP 6). In the Agreements, Parties affirmed that adaptation must be addressed with the same level of priority as mitigation.

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UN Secretary-General’s High-level Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing (AGF) 23.02.2017

The Secretary-General established a High-Level Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing on 12 February 2010 for a duration of 10 months. The Group studied potential sources of revenue to enable achievement of the level of climate change financing that was promised during the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December 2009.

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Official website of COP 17/CMP7: United Nations Climate Change Conference 2011 23.02.2017

The 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 7th Session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties (CMP7) to the Kyoto Protocol.

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HLCP: Climate Change Policy & Practice 15.06.2016

Climate Change Policy & Practice is a knowledge management project for international negotiations and related activities on climate change managed by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Reporting Services.

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United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 23.02.2017

In 1992, countries joined an international treaty, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, to cooperatively consider what they could do to limit average global temperature increases and the resulting climate change, and to cope with whatever impacts were, by then, inevitable.

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HRN: UN System Human Resources by Length of Service (Professional) 09.08.2016
HRN: UN System Human Resources by Age Bracket (Professional) 09.08.2016
HRN: UN System Human Resources by Grade 09.08.2016

Staff positions are grouped in two broad categories of occupations (the Professional and higher categories and the General Service category) and the hierarchy is expressed by grade levels within those categories.  The grade level of each position  is established based on the nature of duties and responsibilities assigned to it and the related skills, knowledge and experience required.

HRN: UN System Human Resources by Category 09.08.2016

Every year the CEB Secretariat collects HR data from member organizations and publishes statistics. Reports detail staff demographics such as staff grade, nationality, location, gender and age.

HRN: UN System Human Resources by Organization & Duty Station 09.08.2016

Every year the CEB Secretariat collects HR data from member organizations and publishes statistics. Reports detail staff demographics such as staff grade, nationality, location, gender and age.

HRN: UN System Human Resources by Country & Duty Station 09.08.2016

Every year the CEB Secretariat collects HR data from member organizations and publishes statistics. Reports detail staff demographics such as staff grade, nationality, location, gender and age.

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United Nations Strategic Planning Network (UNSPN) 01.10.2015

The UNSPN is set up as an informal network of units with the main responsibility for strategic planning and results based management in each UN organization (taken here to mean the multiple organizational forms in the UN systems- funds, programmes, specialized agencies, UN Secretariat departments and affiliated organizations).

UN Inter-Agency Committee for the DESD (IAC) 23.02.2017

The UN Inter-Agency Committee for the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (IAC) seeks to ensure harmonious international coordination of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD) within the UN system, to embed the ESD agenda into the work of UN agencies in a coherent and timely manner, and to emphasize the role of ESD and its implications for all forms, levels and settings of education. It is a forum for open-ended collaboration towards the effective implementation of the Decade.

HLCP: HLCP Working Group on Climate Change 23.02.2017

The Working Group on Climate Change was established by HLCP in 2007 with the aim of coordinating system-wide participation in UN climate conferences and to facilitate a coherent approach and joint action of the United Nations system on climate change.

HLCP: UN System Task Team on the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda 23.02.2017

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon established a UN System Task Team to coordinate preparations for beyond 2015 and to support the work of the High-level Panel of eminent persons on the post-2015 development agenda that the Secretary-General appointed to advise him on the global development framework beyond 2015, the target date for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). President Yudoyono of Indonesia, President Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia and Prime Minister Cameron of the United Kingdom are co-chairs of the 27-member Panel, made up of civil society, private sector and government leaders.

HLCP: UN-Energy 23.02.2017

UN-Energy was established to help ensure coherence in the UN system’s multi-disciplinary response to the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) and to ensure the effective engagement of non-UN stakeholders in implementing WSSD energy-related decisions. The Johannesburg Plan of Implementation (JPOI), decisions taken at CSD-9, the Programme for the Further Implementation of Agenda 21, and Agenda 21 serve as the basis for action on energy.