Since 1998, UNIDO has actively supported the Climate Convention and Kyoto Protocol negotiation process. The work in this area aims at identifying capacity building needs in Member States and assessing climate-friendly technology. UNIDO prepares and implements projects that support the development of new and efficient technologies for the reduction of climate-damaging greenhouse gases. In addition, the Organization helps computing reductions in industrial emissions.
This work was well received by the Parties to the Climate Convention, by Member States, particularly in Africa, and by the Convention Secretariat.
UNIDO's activities were designed and carried out within the Organization's energy programmes, focusing particularly on industrial energy efficiency and renewable energy. Work in this field includes surveys, software development and analytical studies.