Climate Change and Other Organizations and Institutes
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Thematic Area on Climate Change
UNEP has a key role to play in a broad range of activities related to understanding, mitigating and adapting to climate change. The context for UNEP’s activities is provided by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and its Kyoto Protocol.
UNESCO – World Heritage Centre (WHC) Cross-cutting Issue on Climate Change
Recognizing the impacts of climate change on World Heritage natural and cultural properties, the World Heritage Committee requested the World Heritage Centre of UNESCO to convene a broad working group of experts on the impacts of climate change on World Heritage.
United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Climate Change Programme (CCP)
Guided by the UNFCCC COP 7 Decisions 2 and 3, the UNITAR Climate Change Programme assists in enhancing or creating regional pools of expertise in the developing world, as well as strengthening the infrastructure for delivering capacity building activities and developing their human resources.
Food and Agriculture (FAO) Priority area for interdisciplinary action on climate change
In the area of climate change, the Organization contributes to the debate by assessing the available scientific evidence, participating in observing and monitoring systems, collecting global datasets and by providing a neutral forum for negotiations and technical discussions on climate change and agriculture.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Cross-Cutting Initiative on Climate Change
UNDP is committed to supporting developing countries in responding to climate change concerns as part of their overall sustainable development efforts. UNDP works with developing countries to create integrated solutions to social, economic and environmental challenges, with a primary focus on improving the lives of those living in extreme poverty.
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Climate Change and Energy Theme
IISD is dedicated to identifying and promoting innovative solutions that support the transition to a clean, secure and sustainable future. The approach is to bring together developing and developed country issues; corporate and social needs; mitigation and adaptation strategies; and economic, social and environmental well-being.
Climate Change Resource Center (CCRC)
The CCRC is a website designed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service to deliver science-based information and tools to resource managers regarding climate change and forest management.