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Climate Change Information Kit - Table of contents

The entire information kit can be downloaded in PDF. In (PDF) English (3860 kB) (2002 version) (PDF) Français (1080 kB) (2001 version) (PDF) Español (1572 kB) (2004 version) (PDF) Deutsch (1740 kB) (1999 version)(PDF) Russian (1622 kB) (2003 version). The sheets posted in HTML below were updated in July 2002.

Foreword more >>
1. An introduction to climate change more >>

Understanding the climate system

2. The greenhouse effect more >>
3. Greenhouse gases and aerosols more >>
4. How will greenhouse gas levels change in the future? more >>
5. How will the climate change? more >>
6. Has climate change already begun? more >>
7. The evidence from climate models more >>
8. The evidence from past climates more >>

Facing the consequences

9. Adapting to the impacts of climate change more >>
10. Agriculture and food security more >>
11. Sea levels, oceans, and coastal areas more >>
12. Biological diversity and ecosystems more >>
13. Water resources more >>
14. Human health more >>
15. Infrastructure, industry, and human settlements more >>
16. Climatic disasters and extreme events more >>

The Climate Change Convention

17. The international response to climate change more >>
18. The Climate Change Convention more >>
19. The Conference of the Parties (COP) more >>
20. Sharing and reviewing national information more >>
21. The Kyoto Protocol more >>

Limiting greenhouse gas emissions

22. How human actions produce greenhouse gases more >>
23. The challenge for policymakers more >>
24. Crafting policies that are cost-effective more >>
25. New energy technologies and policies more >>
26. New transportation technologies and policies more >>
27. New approaches to forestry and agriculture more >>
28. Financing action under the Convention more >>
29. Global cooperation on technology more >>

Facts and figures

30. Data on Greenhouse gas emissions and sources more >>

Updated in July 2002 based on the IPCC’s "Climate Change: 2001" assessment report and current activities under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Published by the United Nations Environment Programme and sponsored by UNEP, the UN Development Programme, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the UN Institute for Training and Research, the World Meteorological Organization, the World Health Organization, and the Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC). Edited by Michael Williams. For additional copies, please contact UNEP's Information Unit for Conventions, International Environment House (Geneva), 15 chemin des Anémones, 1219 Châtelaine, Switzerland; tel. (+41-22) 917-8244/8196/8242; fax (+41-22) 797 3464; e-mail Also available at