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Iowa, the United Nations, and Climate Change

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From November 30 – December 12 the 21st Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) will meet in Paris with the goal of completing a new agreement to curb the emission of greenhouse gases.  While the prospects for the conference are uncertain, there is a good chance that it will, at least, encourage countries around the world to set their own targets for reducing green-house gas emissions. During 2015, the Iowa UNA has sponsored a project, “Iowa, the United Nations, and Climate Change,” featuring eight community forums across the state where citizens learned about the work of the UN in addressing climate change and its effects, the prospects for the Paris talks, and opportunities for citizens to encourage national leaders to participate constructively in the Paris conference and other global efforts.

In 2016 the Iowa UNA will continue to advocate in support of policies that advance the goals and results of COP21. We will work in cooperation with a wide range of Iowa organizations and individuals to address the climate emergency and to implement the newly adopted Global Goals for Sustainable Development, which link the eradication of poverty and hunger with the need to mitigate climate change.


The Iowa United Nations Association is a non-profit organization seeking to engage Iowans globally through educational programming for youth and adults, humanitarian relief drives, and unique celebrations of our global interconnectedness.  Iowa UNA is a grassroots member-driven organization and could not succeed without the support of members like you!


By joining Iowa UNA not only are you a member of your local chapter and national UNA-USA, but membership benefits include:


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