Through Department of State (DOS) annual funding, the United States is
the worldâ€™s leading financial contributor to the United Nations
Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and to the
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)â€”the principal
international organization for the assessment of scientific, technical,
and socioeconomic information relevant to the understanding of climate change, its potential impacts, and options for adaptation and mitigation. Recent DOS contributions to these organizations provide substantial support for
global climate observation and assessment activities in developing
countries. DOS also works with other agencies in promoting international cooperation in a range of bilateral and multilateral
climate change initiatives and partnerships.
Visit the Department of State's website on climate change.