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Proposed UNFCCC budget 2018-2019
Patricia Espinosa

Patricia Espinosa, the Executive Secretary of the Climate Change Secretariat, has presented to Parties the proposed UNFCCC budget for the biennium 2018-2019.

The proposed budget is inspired by the vision and objectives of the historic Paris Agreement. It is designed to respond to the needs of all governments and help Parties achieve their ambitious objectives in the wake of the Agreement's rapid entry into force.

In-depth information

The UNFCCC secretariat services the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, its Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement.

Over 20 years of progress in the UNFCCC process have generated substantial mandates shaping the functions of the secretariat as well as the type and nature of services provided to Parties and stakeholders. The implementation of those mandates requires a considerable scale of operations.

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Thematic backgrounder

In an effort to facilitate better understanding of the proposed budget, the secretariat makes available background information and other supporting material on key areas of work:

pdf-icon Backgrounder on country support (351 kB) containing information on:

Backgrounder on support to the intergovernmental process  

pdf-icon Backgrounder on constituted bodies (432 kB)

Backgrounder on organization of conferences and meetings 

Backgrounder on action agenda


* Version of 10 May 2017

Building the budget together

The Executive Secretary and other senior staff will be actively reaching out to Parties and Groups to provide more information - and respond to questions - and secure feedback in the lead up to the formal consideration of the proposed budget.

What's new

The secretariat invites Parties to visit this page regularly.

Key documents
Background documents