Guided by regional and subregional priorities and challenges, and within the framework of the Regional Coordination Mechanism convened by the UN Regional Commissions, consultations are being held to decide on selected focus areas for collaborative and coherent UN support to climate-related actions at the regional and subregional levels.

Such areas include:

  • strengthening observation networks and monitoring and assessment systems; promoting policies and investment for energy efficiency, increased use of renewable energy sources, new technologies and standards for reducing CO2 emissions from vehicles;
  • fiscal policies for promoting “green growth” and;
  • risk management system in climatesensitive countries and sectors.

Some of the activities relating to those areas have been illustrated under the various sections of this document.