IPIECA and the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Over the past two decades, IPIECA has actively participated in UN climate negotiations - from Rio through to Paris. IPIECA welcomed the Paris Agreement which was reached at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP-21) and committed all countries to undertake action on climate change and report on their progress for the first time.
IPIECA attends the annual Conferences of the Parties (COPs) of the UNFCCC as an official observer and provides members with summaries of the meetings. The association also supports debate on relevant topics by hosting events alongside the conferences. IPIECA does not lobby on behalf of the industry, but aims to increase understanding and provide timely information to members and key stakeholders.
IPIECA and the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
IPIECA is an observer organization and provides technical input when requested on the reports produced by the IPCC, such as the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) and the Special Report on Carbon Capture and Storage. The secretariat and member company representatives also attend IPCC meetings as observers.