International Climate Partnerships
EPA is engaged in a broad range of activities across the world to address global climate change. The following links provide more information about these activities.
Countries around the world have collectively pledged to address global environmental challenges through conventions (or treaties) that are legally binding agreements under international law. EPA works closely with other federal agencies to represent and advance U.S. interests in these conventions.
- United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
- Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (Montreal Protocol)
- International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL Convention)
Multilateral and Bilateral Partnerships and Activities
EPA works through multilateral (among multiple countries) and bilateral (between two groups) initiatives to catalyze action around the world to reduce the greenhouse gases that are contributing to climate change. EPA also participates in initiatives to advance energy efficiency, account for greenhouse gas emissions, and collect and measure data to support climate action. EPA also provides data and tools to help countries build capacity to meet their commitments under these agreements.
- Global Methane Initiative
- EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory Capacity Building
- Arctic Council Expert Group on Black Carbon and Methane
- Clean Cooking Alliance
- Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum
- Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants
- ENERGY STAR International Partnerships
- SmartWay Global Collaboration
- International Efforts on Wasted Food Recovery
- Group on Earth Observations