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Climate Change - A Global Issue

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.

Related SDGs


UN Framework Convention on Climate Change - COP 24 (2018)

COP24 took place from 3-14 December 2018, in Katowice, Poland. 

The 24th Session of the of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) adopted a package of decisions to ensure the full implementation of the Paris Agreement.

For more information on other climate change meetings and conferences, refer to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change website. 

UNFCCC COP 23 (2017)


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

UNFCCC COP 21 (2015)

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

UN Bodies Working on Climate Change

Key UN bodies working in the area of climate change: