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Climate action

UNEP provides evidence-based data to inform policy decisions, collaborates with sectors for low-carbon transitions, provides climate finance mechanisms and aids countries in adaptation and mitigation efforts.

The world is in a climate emergency. Unless greenhouse gas emissions fall dramatically, warming could pass 2.9°C this century

Unless greenhouse gas emissions fall dramatically, warming could pass 2.9°C this century, which would have catastrophic consequences for life on this planet. UNEP takes a four-pronged approach to addressing the climate crisis and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Agreement. The organisation;

provides cutting-edge research to support science-based decision-making on climate change

works across sectors to support the transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient future

ensures a just transition to a carbon-neutral world by empowering communities to adapt to changing climatic conditions; and 

develops sustainable mechanisms to unlock financing to help countries both mitigate and adapt to climate change.

Climate action highlights
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Explore : UNEP Sectoral Solutions interactive
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Partnerships, networks, centres & programmes collaborating with UNEP

Our work on Climate Action is carried out through public-private partnerships, often involving partners, collaborating centres, programmes and networks.


The work of UNEP on climate action is led by the Climate Change Division and coordinated by the Climate Action Subprogramme.