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Supporting climate action on the road to COP 27

The COP27 UN Climate Change Conference will take place from 6 to 18 November 2022 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. This will offer an important opportunity to UNECE member States and all Parties worldwide to scale up commitments to deliver on the Paris Agreement and Glasgow Climate Pact. On the road to COP27, UNECE will be mobilizing to support the climate action we urgently need.  

Supporting action in the region  

The UNECE region – stretching over North America right across Europe, covering the Balkans, the Caucasus and Central Asia – is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, responsible for 34% of the world’s CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion. The people of the region are increasingly feeling the impacts of climate change - from wildfires to flooding, heatwaves and drought. UNECE member States are taking important climate action in key areas, but much greater efforts will be needed in all countries. Through its norms, standards, conventions and policy assistance, UNECE provides practical tools to help countries scale up measures for both climate change mitigation and adaptation.  

Selected events and key milestones   

In the build up to COP27 and beyond, several key events and milestones will shape UNECE’s contribution to countries’ climate action: