Climate Change

GRID products corresponding to the "Climate Change" UNEP priority
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UNEP’s work on climate change concentrates on efforts to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, mainly by promoting renewable energy and improved energy efficiency and spurring the development of a carbon market. UNEP has also been active in efforts to reduce the risks of, and improve society’s resilience to, climate change, notably through its support to the development of National Adaptation Programmes of Action, which are national-level plans that address the adverse effects of climate change.

UNEP assisted with the establishment of international climate change agreements and institutions such as the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which entered into force in 1994, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) established in the 1980s.