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1. Background

The inaugural Kosovo[1] Climate Action[2] Voluntary Commitment Platform aims to mobilize partners from across Kosovo to focus on accelerating implementation of climate action as part of a global discussion on climate change taking place in November. The United Nations Kosovo Team (UNKT) is calling all organisations in Kosovo to register Voluntary Commitments to increase concrete investments and impactful initiatives for the implementation of climate action at the local, central and regional levels. Kosovo Climate Action Voluntary Commitments will showcase inspiring examples for implementing the Paris Agreement[3] locally in unison with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including at upcoming events organised by the UN and partners in Kosovo. Commitments also provide an opportunity for stakeholders to forge new partnerships with the common goal of accelerating climate action and sustainable development in Kosovo.

[1] All references to Kosovo in this document should be understood to be in the context of Security Council resolution 1244 (1999).
[2] Climate change refers to a change in the state of the climate that persists for an extended period, typically decades or longer (IPCC), attributed directly or indirectly to human activity altering the composition of the atmosphere or land use (UNFCCC). Extreme weather and climate events (such as heat waves, heavy rainfall, droughts, floods etc.) may impact natural and human systems, causing adverse effects on lives, livelihoods, health and well-being, ecosystems and species, economy, social and cultural assets, as well as services and infrastructure. 
[3] Simplified description of what the Paris Agreement is: http://bigpicture.unfccc.int

For more information about the Kosovo Climate Action Voluntary Commitment, click here.