IEA and the UNFCCC
To tackle climate change, the IEA promotes energy policies and actions, domestic and international, that are relevant to all countries. This involves climate-energy policy research for countries to share best practice, risk and resilience analysis to help the energy sector prepare for climate change impacts, and promoting international collective action on climate change. Supporting the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is central to this third aim, and the IEA attends the Conference of the Parties (COP) to provide expert advice and support on all facets of energy policy.
- Conveying 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.
The twenty-third session of the Conference of the Parties (COP23) is being held in Bonn, Germany from 6-17 November 2017.
As the world’s leading provider of solutions, analysis, and data for the global energy transition, the IEA stands ready to contribute to COP23, with a focus on helping to scale up and speed up the clean energy transition, accelerating sustainable energy access, and strengthening energy sector resilience to climate impacts.
Visit the IEA COP23 page.
Previous IEA COP webpages
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Climate Change Expert Group (CCXG)
The Climate Change Expert Group (CCXG), co-supported by the IEA and OECD, organises Global Forum meetings twice a year with government delegates and experts from developed and developing countries. The aim of the group is to promote dialogue on and enhance understanding of politically important technical issues in the international climate change negotiations. The two meetings per year bring together government representatives, the private sector and civil society in order to share information on climate policies and issues. The CCXG also develops technical papers on UNFCCC-relevant issues in consultation with a wide range of countries. More information on the CCXG flyer.
- Information needed to facilitate the clarity, the transparency and understanding of mitigation contributions, May 2017
- Information needs for the 2018 facilitative dialogue: issues and options, May 2017
- Insights from national adaptation monitoring and evaluation systems, May 2017
- All papers released since 2000
- Global Forum on the Environment and Climate Change, September 2017
- Global Forum on the Evironment and Climate Change, March 2017
- Workshop on "Corresponding Adjustment" as part of Article 6 accounting, Workshop summary, March 2017
- All events organised by CCXG, 2005-2017
Our work on Climate change
Climate-Energy Policies for Low-Carbon Transitions
Countries around the world are embarking on transitions to sustainable energy systems. Given the complexity of these transitions, no single policy can hope to be a silver bullet; comprehensive and integrated policy packages are needed.
Tracking Transition of the Energy Sector
Energy systems are undergoing substantial changes. Tracking the progress of clean energy is essential to achieve sustainable, secure and affordable energy and to assess collective progress towards long-term goals.
Energy Transitions in Emerging Economies
A complete understanding of energy markets requires appreciating the views of all important players – their concerns, the challenges they face and the solutions they are considering. The IEA works to build good working relationships with countries beyond its membership.
IEA and the UNFCCC
The IEA promotes international collective action on climate change by supporting the UNFCCC and countries with solutions, analysis, and data for the global energy transition.
Policies and Measures Database (PAMS)
Explore this database containing country-validated information on climate change policies and measures from around the world
Future Scenarios for Climate Change
Access our latest modelling and analysis to gain insight into potential future scenarios for energy and climate change globally.
Real-world policy packages for sustainable energy transitions
Shaping energy transition policies to fit national objectives and constraints
World Energy Outlook 2017
Scenarios and projections to 2040, including the new Sustainable Development Scenario
CO2 Emissions From Fuel Combustion Highlights 2017
Contains world graphs and tables and main regional aggregates for 150 countries and regions
- Economic value of energy efficiency can drive reductions in global CO2 emissions
17 April 2018
- IEA hosts joint data meeting with experts from IPCC
15 December 2017
- COP23: An important step towards Paris Agreement implementation
27 November 2017
Events & workshops
WorkshopReal-world policy packages for sustainable energy transitionsParis, France
WorkshopImplementing real-world low-carbon policy packages in the energy sector: understanding the challenges OECD Conference Centre, 2 rue André Pascal, 75016 Paris, France