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What is the secretariat of the Convention?

The UNFCCC secretariat provides organizational support and technical expertise to the UNFCCC negotiations and institutions and facilitates the flow of authoritative information on the implementation of the Convention and its Kyoto Protocol. This includes the development and effective implementation of innovative approaches to mitigate climate change and drive sustainable development.

Specific tasks include:

  • the preparation of official documents for the COP and subsidiary bodies
  • the coordination of In-Depth Reviews of Annex I Party national communications
  • the compilation of greenhouse gas inventory data.

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