Public Awareness, Participation and Access to Information: Resources


Action for Climate Empowerment Guidelines

The Action for Climate Empowerment: Guidelines for accelerating solutions through education, training and public awareness are intended to facilitate the work of National Focal Points (NFPs) to implement ACE activities in their countries. This publication can also be useful to other policy-makers and members of civil society organizations (CSOs) seeking the means to address climate change. The guidelines provide a flexible, phased approach to the strategic and systematic implementation of ACE activities at the national level, driven by each country’s circumstances. Activities exemplifying ACE implementation are provided from more than 20 countries in all regions of the world. More >>

United Nations Information Portal on Multilateral Environmental Agreements

UNEP’s online platform combines 17 Multilateral Environmental Agreements from across 12 United Nations secretariats, and with support from FAO and UNESCO. It enables users to search for information related to decisions, resolutions, news and other events. More >>

Climate Neutral Network

UNEP's Climate Neutral Network is an internet-based tool for outreach, networking, and awareness-raising on climate change. It provides participants with an interactive platform to share strategies on achieving climate neutrality, increasing energy efficiency and bolstering the use of clean, renewable energy. More >>

Climate Community

UNDP’s Climate Community website provides a one-stop resource to key climate change issues. Moreover, it combines economic and policy analyses with commentaries on international negotiations. More >>

Climate Science

WMO’s main resource page on climate change provides information that assists decision-makers and users plan and adapt their activities and projects to expected climatic conditions and variability. More >>

Climate TechWiki

UNDP, UNEP and a host of other partners offer a collaborative platform detailing information on mitigation and adaptation technologies. It targets a wide range of stakeholders in both developed and developing countries who are involved in technology transfer initiatives and low emission development. More >>

UN-Energy Knowledge Network

UN-Energy launched the network as a gateway for information exchange on energy issues among actors and programmes within the UN system. It focuses on three thematic areas: energy efficiency, renewable energy and access to energy. More >>


SDplanNet-Asia&Pacific network helps professionals share innovative tools and approaches for integrating sustainable development into plans, strategies and budgeting processes at national, sub-national and local levels. UNDP, UNEP and UNESCAP form part of its Advisory Group. More >>

Knowledge Centre on Cities and Climate Change (K4C)

UNEP, UN-HABITAT, the World Bank and the Cities Alliance launched K4C as a platform for sharing experiences and best practices, as well as exchange innovative initiatives on cities and climate change. It includes an online library, an interactive World Map and an overview of the work of expert institutions. More >>

Green Growth Knowledge Platform

Forming a core partnership between UNEP, the World Bank, OECD and GGGI, the knowledge platform comprises a global network of researchers and development experts who identify and address major knowledge gaps in green growth theory and practice. Through consultation and research, the platform provides practitioners and policymakers with tools to implement sustainable development initiatives. More >>

Climate for Development

The World Bank’s online map-based resource graphically depicts interlinkages between climate change and development. Statistical and other forms of data can be downloaded directly from the site. More >>

UN-Water Activity Information System

UN-WATER’s online platform is designed to share information on global water-related resources, projects and learning initiatives from UN-Water and showcases a variety of actions by members and partners.  Water and climate change comprises a key thematic focus area. More >>

Africa Adaptation Knowledge Network Information Portal

As a collaborative effort between UNDP, UNEP and other partners, the information portal shares state-of-the-art research together with ground-up experiences and lessons learned from adaptation projects across the African continent. More >>

Pacific Climate Change Portal

SPREP in collaboration with FAO, GEF, UNDP, UNEP, UNESCO, WMO and other partners developed the portal to encourage institutions and governments within the Pacific region to share information on climate change. More >>