Paris Agreement to enter into force as EU agrees ratification

With today’s European Parliament approval, the last hurdle is cleared: the political process for EU to ratify the Paris Agreement is concluded. The EU ratification and deposit will cross the 55% emission threshold and therefore trigger the entry into force of the Paris Agreement […]

G20: key step forward as US and China agree to ratify Paris climate deal

Presidents Obama and Xi ratified the Paris Climate Change Agreement on the eve of the G20 summit in Hangzhou, China. At the moment, 26 Parties, accounting for 39.06% of global GHG emissions, have ratified of 197 Parties to the Convention […]

The value of natural capital in Regional climate policies

It’s not only about energy, it spans all over our life. Some comments on how to move from climate policy to action at the Regional level. A video from the magazine Climate Science & Policy […]

From the Adaptation Strategy to an Adaptation Plan: the case of Italy

Key factors, cross cutting issues and the national-regional collaboration. A video-lecture by Donatella Spano […]

Paris Agreement

The full text as contained in the report of the Conference of the Parties on its twenty-first session, FCCC/CP/2015/10/Add.1 […]

Signing Ceremony for the Paris Agreement

A guide to the Paris Climate Agreement Signing Ceremony and on the future of climate negotiations […]

Up to 155 countries set to sign Paris Agreement

More than 150 governments, with US and China pushing to bring Paris climate deal into force as soon as possible, have confirmed that they will attend the signing ceremony on April 22 in New York. The Paris climate agreement needs to be approved by 55 countries accounting for at least 55% of global greenhouse gas emissions to enter into force. Last updates on events planned and the list of Parties signing the agreement […]

Commitments to sign the Paris agreement are piling up

The high-level ceremony convened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York on April 22 is approaching and increasing number of countries have already promised to sign the global climate deal adopted at COP21: US and China, and then India, Australia, Brazil, South Africa. Over 130 countries attending the signing ceremony including some 60 world leaders, UN says. […]

Fresh Look for UNFCCC Newsroom

A new version of UNFCCC flagship website to reflect the top news and priorities following the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement and a new guide on its purpose and structure. Focus on News, Paris and Climate Action. Discover all the new sections […]

A plan for Apulia decarbonization

Michele Emiliano, President of Apulia Region, told about his homeland, energy systems and industrial complexes during COP21 climate summit in Paris. Watch the video […]

Papua New Guinea Sends in First Climate Plan under Paris Agreement

A new page on the UNFCCC Secretariat website to capture countries’ formal climate action plans under the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The first of these nationally determined contributions (NDCs) has come from Papua New Guinea […]

The synergy of multilevel governance to face climate change

“Regional and local governments are ready to assume ambitious climate targets”. Francesco Pigliaru, President of the Sardinia Region and Chair of the ENVE Commission (Commission for the Environment, Climate Change and Energy) highlights the role of local communities to combine adaptation and mitigation, and to reduce the vulnerability. Watch the video […]

The Role of Regional Governments in Climate Change Policy

No effective implementation of climate policies without a collaboration at different levels of governance. A video from the magazine Climate Science & Policy […]

Adapting European Societies to Climate Change

You need to evaluate the impacts, to monitor, and to develop an action plan. Hans Bruyninckx (EEA) on measures to adapt the society to climate impacts. Watch the video. […]

Paris agreement: key points and future prospects

December 12, 2015 has taken its place in the history of the fight against climate change as the date on which 195 countries succeeded in finding a common agreement for reducing anthropogenic emissions and handling the impacts of rising global temperature. Is it really a success? Carlo Carraro comments the outcomes of the COP21 in an article from his blog […]