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Climate Change - A Global Issue

UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

COP 23

The 23rd session of the Conference of Parties (COP-23)  will be held in Bonn, Germany from 6 to 17 November, 2017.  The nations of the world will meet to advance the aims and ambitions of the Paris Agreement and to achieve progress on its implementation guidelines.

Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change

Watch this video by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to learn more about what is at stake and what actions need to be taken to mitigate the impact of climate change globally.

More videos on other aspects of climate change can be found on the IPCC's multimedia web page.

What is climate change?

The Human Environment - New Challenge for the United Nations. This photograph of the Canon Fjord, N.W.T. Canada, displays the grandeur of unspoiled nature in a world which, at the present rate of land consumption, is fast reducing wilderness areas to a few inaccessible regions. 01 January 1972-Canada.

Exploring the Topic


Check out what questions others have asked about the environment and related issues in Ask DAG, our FAQ database.

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