Areas of Work

Human Impacts of Climate Change

We work at the multilateral level to promote effective, fair and ambitious climate action and environmental protection. We address climate change and related environmental crises as a symptom of a greater challenge: how to live sustainably and justly on earth.

QUNO places consistent emphasis on the need to transform the root causes of climate change embedded in our political, economic and social systems. Our work is grounded on IPCC climate science findings that pursuing a 1.5 °C limit to global temperature rise above preindustrial levels would save people and nature from the unprecedented levels of suffering and loss of life predicted with higher temperature rises.

On this basis, we work across multiple fora: through international negotiations at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), with climate science at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and at the Human Rights Council (HRC). 

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QUNO envisions a world where a global response to climate change and environmental destruction is impetus for transformation to a more just and sustainable human life on Earth.

QUNO envisions a world where people of all ages and every background are fully informed and able to meaningfully participate in addressing the climate crisis.

QUNO envisions a world where dialogue and cooperation are key components in efforts to build safe, clean, healthy and resilient communities.

QUNO envisions a world where protection and care for the planet and the human rights of present and future generations are recognized as a collective obligation for all of humanity.