3 August 2007
Press Release

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York



A new United Nations Internet site, “Gateway to the UN System’s Work on Climate Change”, that highlights the wide-ranging work of the various parts of the United Nations system on climate change was launched today.  The new website makes it easier for Internet users to find information on climate change from across the United Nations system.

The address of the new website is http://www.un.org/climatechange.

In addition to bringing Member States together to find common ground for addressing climate change at the international level, the United Nations works to assess the most up-to-date science on climate change, develop projects that assist people at the grass-roots level to adapt to the consequences of climate change and works to develop creative solutions that will reduce the emissions of the gases that cause climate change.

The new climate change gateway provides easy access to the reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the latest developments on efforts to reach a new international climate change agreement, news, as well as information on future climate change events, projects in the field and climate change updates for youth.  Information on the high-level event that will take place on 24 September can be found at http://www.un.org/climatechange/2007highlevel.

For more information, contact Dan Shepard, United Nations Department of Public Information, tel: 212 963 9495, email: mediainfo@un.org.

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