United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Supporting the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is central to the IEA’s work to promoting international collective action on climate change. The IEA attends the Conference of the Parties (COP) to provide expert advice and support on all facets of energy policy.

This includes:

  • Conveying the latest IEA research and providing countries with information on IEA tools and resources available to support energy transition, through numerous events and activities in the side-lines of UNFCCC meetings.
  • Contributing directly to the UNFCCC negotiation process including the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA) and Subsidiary Body processes, by forwarding IEA analyses as submissions and participating in official technical workshops and events.
  • Technical collaboration with the UNFCCC Secretariat, including supporting review of developed country annual greenhouse gas inventories, and linking IEA roadmaps and the low-carbon technology platform to the UNFCCC Technology Executive Committee’s work.
  • Co-organising the twice-yearly CCXG Global Forum with OECD colleagues, which continues discussion and development on relevant technical issues outside the formal UNFCCC process.
  • Co-operating in other regional and/or sector-specific international arenas, such as the Clean Energy Ministerial or G20.