South-South Cooperation on Climate Action


Climate change is a fundamental threat to sustainable development. Its impacts cut across boundaries and across dimensions – including the political, economic, and social – with strong linkages to issues such as health, food/nutrition, consumption, water security, livelihood, and energy transformation.

South-South and triangular cooperation is seen as a means by which developing countries can voluntarily assist each other in undertaking their climate change actions, in the context of the implementation of the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

As part of the South-South Cooperation Action Plan adopted by United Nations principals as a substantive pillar to support the implementation of the Secretary-General’s Climate Change Engagement Strategy, UNOSSC has developed a series of initiatives highlighting the importance of sharing knowledge, best practices and experiences, on a voluntary basis, in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

UNOSSC’s reports on climate change are intended as knowledge resources to facilitate South-South and triangular cooperation. By providing an insight into practical and effective development solutions adopted by Southern countries to combat climate change and foster sustainable development, UNOSSC aims to enhance knowledge sharing and cooperation so that successes can be adapted, replicated and scaled up by other countries and cities.