Bonn/Geneva 22 March 2021 – The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the United Nations International Computing Centre (UNICC) have announced a partnership to develop and deliver a state-of-the-art digital platform for climate change events. The solution will support pre-COP26 events, COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland (1-12 November 2021) and strategic long-term requirements for UNFCCC.
As the climate emergency continues unabated, the need to facilitate global participation and engagement in the multilateral process on climate change remains as vital and urgent as ever. The constraints the COVID‑19 pandemic is posing on large-scale physical conferences, as well as the need to reduce emissions associated with conferences, make it imperative to implement a high-quality, integrated virtual and hybrid meeting solution in order to maximize participation and engagement.
UNFCCC’s digital platforms will be strategically enhanced and matured to ensure an optimal experience for users. This includes a seamless conference management solution with full security and trust, sophisticated data and analytics insights, premium support and sustained adoption and usability for conference and meeting participants. The new platforms will be complementary to the physical events of the UNFCCC process.
The UNFCCC secretariat (UN Climate Change) is the United Nations entity tasked with supporting the global response to the threat of climate change. UNFCCC stands for United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The Convention has near universal membership (197 Parties) and is the parent treaty of the 2015 Paris Agreement and the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. The ultimate objective of the agreements under the UNFCCC is to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that will prevent dangerous human interference with the climate system, in a time frame which allows ecosystems to adapt naturally and enables sustainable development.
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