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Climate Change - A Global Issue

UNFCCC COP 21 (2015)

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The twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) took place from 30 November to 11 December 2015 in Paris le Bourget, France.

The status and full text (all official languages) of the Paris Agreement can be accessed online from the UN Treaty Collection. The report of the COP21 is issued as document FCCC/CP/2015/10 + Add.1 + Add.3

UNFCCC Climate Change Newsroom

Welcome Banner of the UNFCCC Newsroom - Links to Financial Flows, Green Urban, Clean Energy, Nature's Role and Action to Adapt.

Stay up to date on issues relating to climate change. The UNFCCC Newsroom gives you the latest stories.

UN Bodies Working on Climate Change

Key UN bodies working in the area of climate change:

UN Documents on Climate Change

The United Nations publishes information and documents on climate change and related issues. Click on the links below to see what has been issued. If you want to consult other documents, you can search UNBISnet, our library catalogue.

To learn how to research UN documentation, consult our UN Documentation Research Guide.

Latest News from ProQuest

Read the latest news on climate change and the United Nations. This newsfeed is from Proquest, a subscription resource available to the UN community while in the UN New York headquarters complex.


Access to electronic resources

Books and articles can be accessed online within the UN Headquarters. Articles can be delivered to permanent mission by e-mail upon request.


This guide is intended to provide delegates and UN Secretariat Staff with selected content from both UN and non-UN sources. It references third-party web sites, books and articles. It does not imply the endorsement of the content by the United Nations.