The UN Climate Change secretariat has had the pleasure to enter into many mutually beneficial partnerships that support the inspiring aims and ambitions of the Convention, the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement. These partnerships have played a vital role in supporting the work of the secretariat by providing key resources and ultimately advancing global climate action.
We partner with national and sub-national governments, financial institutions, business thought leaders, non-profit foundations, civil society organizations and individual ambassadors and advocates.
Below are some examples of our previous collaborative endeavours.
Bloomberg Philanthropies – April 2018
UN Climate Change welcomes the announcement of the financial contribution made by Bloomberg Philanthropies to support its work.
Given the level of outstanding contributions from Parties and a decline in voluntary contributions from donors, the funding comes at a critical time and strengthens UN Climate Change’s capacity to support developing countries, carry out strategic outreach to promote climate action among stakeholders including cities, regions, business and civil society and address institutional needs in areas such as information technology and communications.
UN Climate Change secretariat is grateful for all support it receives from both Parties and non-Party stakeholders, which helps to realize the full potential of the Convention, Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement. Bloomberg Philanthropies’ generous contribution of USD 4.5 million complements the support provided by national governments and other stakeholders.
“The U.S. pledged to work with the rest of the world to fight climate change under the Paris Agreement, and that includes providing our fair share of the funding to help countries reach their goals. Our foundation is providing this funding to UN Climate Change as part of our work to ensure that the American people can honor the commitment made under the Paris Agreement,” said the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Climate Action, Michael Bloomberg.
The Rockefeller Foundation – November 2016
The Rockefeller Foundation and UNFCCC secretariat launched a three-year project shining a light on the solutions needed to balance both human and planetary health starting in 2017
Momentum for Change: Planetary Health recognizes and showcases innovative solutions by communities, cities, companies, NGOs and other institutions that balance the need for healthy communities with stewardship of natural ecosystems. This initiative also seeks to influence national and international public health policy through advocacy, partnership and awareness raising.
Planetary Health recognizes that human health and the health of our planet are inextricably linked, and that our civilization depends on human health, flourishing natural systems, and the wise stewardship of natural resources. With natural systems being degraded to an extent unprecedented in human history, both our health and that of our planet are in peril.
Ben & Jerry’s – Bonn Climate Change Conference, August 2015
In order to boost support for an effective universal climate change agreement in Paris in December, activist ice cream company Ben & Jerry’s dished up a new brand of ice cream at the UN climate negotiations in Bonn, dubbed "Save our Swirled". Through the company's global advocacy initiative with the same name, Ben & Jerry’s is mobilizing citizens around the world to demand climate action, with a message that can't be ignored: “If it's melted, it's ruined.” Because ice caps, like ice cream, are best kept frozen.
Ben & Jerry’s is calling on international leaders to work towards 100% clean energy by 2050. The company is leading by example, planning to get to 100% clean energy at all of its sites in the United States by 2020.
The UNFCCC Executive Secretary at the time, Christiana Figueres, said:
“We have invited Ben & Jerry's to not only put yet another flavour into the negotiations but as a very good example of a company that is not traditionally part of the climate change discussions but who has out of their own sense of responsibility said, 'We can use our product as a vehicle for raising the awareness of the millions of people who enjoy ice cream around the world'.”