Climate change is the greatest challenge of the 21st century. It’s already causing rising sea levels, melting glaciers and permafrost, more frequent extreme events such as droughts, floods, and hurricanes.
As the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitter accounting for approximately 27% of global GHG emissions (excluding LULUCF), China’s actions both at home and abroad have an enormous impact on global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and UN Environment Programme (UNEP) establish the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). To this day IPCC assessments are the scientific underpinning of international negotiations while also providing unique insights into, for example, managing the risk of extreme events and disasters.
The Polish presidency has announced its next initiative - the Katowice Ministerial Declaration "Forests for Climate." The meeting was attended by Minister of the Environment Henryk Kowalczyk and Paola Deda, OiC, Forests, Land and Housing Division, UNECE, among others.