The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is an official body of the United Nations. It was formed out of an international environmental treaty negotiated at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. The UNFCCC objective is to “stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with global climate”. It is viewed as the peak global body tasked with agreeing and monitoring international efforts at reducing greenhouse gas emmissions and limiting man-made climate change. Almost all countries are party to the to UNFCCC, along with a number of influential non-government organisations.
WUN has official observer organisation status of the UNFCCC. A WUN delegation participated in the UNFCCC COP21 Conference held in Paris in late 2015.