• О. V. Shevchenko Institute of International relations of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv


. Resolving the issue of global climate change addresses a number of vital issues, including the identification of participants and the scope of their competences and areas of responsibility. One of the most influential actors are international organizations, in particular the UN and its special structures, programs and projects, whose activities are aimed at tackling global climate change, adaptation and mitigation of the effects of climate change. Such specialized entities include the United Nations Environment Program, the World Climate Research Program, the Global Climate Observing System, the Global Ocean Observing System, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. It is emphasized that the application of effective communication tools is an important element in the success of these global climate change response structures. It is shown that in the practice of UN specialized agencies such communication tools as evaluation, special and technical reports, summaries, newsletters, methodological guides, video materials are used; annual conferences, thematic seminars, special information events, etc. are held. In major cases, all information is available to the public in the Internet, as well as in print materials. The author explains the importance of subnational actors, such as cities and regions, in reducing emissions and meeting climate targets that successfully implement regional climate initiatives, which later on serve as a platform for demonstrating, testing and disseminating new, cutting-edge climate challenges. The article demonstrates that the information factor in the work of international organizations and subnational actors contributes to the raising awareness among the world community and improving the understanding of the causes and effects of climate change, as well as how countries and communities adapt to the future effects of climate change. Key words: global climate change, UN, IPCC, subnational entities, climate communications

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Author Biography

О. V. Shevchenko, Institute of International relations of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

 PhD (Politics), associate professor, associate professor of the Department of International Mediacommunication and Communication