Climate Change @ UNITAR
The imminent threat of a changing global climate poses a major challenge for human development. For example, species are threatened to become extinct, extreme weather events are increasing, sea levels are rising, and agricultural systems are disturbed. Several UNITAR Programmes and Offices are engaged in supporting governments, organizations, and stakeholders in developing capacity to respond to the global climate change challenge: UNITAR’s Climate Change Programme comprises the core of UNITAR’s activities in this area. It assists developing countries in participating in and implementing the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The Local Development Programme strengthens the capacity of local authorities in the area of climate change through its CIFAL network. The Environmental Governance Programme strengthens capacities for effective governance and public participation in environmental decision-making, including climate change governance.