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Climate-Related
International
Conferences


Below are checklists of Climate-related international conference postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.). Catalog numbers, years of issue, and notes on the items featured are given when available. If readers know of additional information or images, please contact the authors using the e-mail addresses at the bottom of this page.

Items with specific mention of climate change or global warming or other related text are highlighted in pale yellow in the table below. Other such items without a conference theme are found in the anthropogenic climate change page.

Year and Date(s)Conference NamePrincipal Theme(s) Related to ClimateConference Location
Climate-related international conferences
1962 (November 5-17)WMO Region V 3rd Session Meetingtropical cyclones and weather and climate services in Region VNoumea, New Caledonia
1972 (April 3 -17)4th Meeting of the WMO (Technical) Commission for HydrologyhydrologyBuenos Aires, Argentina
1972 (June 5 - 16)UN Conference on the Human Environment (Stockholm Conference)
(including the creation of UNEP - the UN Environmental Program - by the Conference)
environment (general); creation of the UNEP; CFCs and ozoneStockholm, Sweden
1974 (November 25 - December 6)6th Session Meeting of Region III (South America) of the WMOmeteorology and climate of South AmericaBuenos Aires, Argentina
1977 (March 14 - 25)UN Water Conferencewater-related effects of climate changeMar del Plata, Argentina
1977 (August 29 - September 9)UN Conference on DesertificationdesertificationNairobi, Kenya
1978 (October 7)6th National Climatological Conferenceclimate and the environment?Macerata, Italy
1979 (October 15 - 22)4th Session Meeting of the WMO Committee on Tropical Cyclones for the Southwest Indian Oceantropical cyclones of the southwest Indian OceanMaputo, Mozambique
1980 (April 21 - May 2)6th Meeting of the WMO Commission for HydrologyhydrologyMadrid, Spain
1990 (August 27 - 30)4th Session of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change)climate changeSundsvall, Sweden
1990 (October 29 - November 7)2nd World Climate Conference (SWCC, or 2nd WCC)climate changeGeneva, Switzerland
1991 (May 1 - 23)11th World Meteorological Congressclimate changeGeneva, Switzerland
1992 (June 3 - 14)UNCED (UN Conference on Environment and Development); (Rio Summit; Earth Summit 1992)environment (general); climate change (establishment of UNFCCC)Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1994 (May 23 - 27)(1st) World Conference on Natural Disaster Reduction (WCDR)disaster reductionYokohama, Japan
1994 (November 14 - November 25)WMO 11th Session of Regional Association RA-1 (Africa)meteorology and climate of AfricaGabarone, Botswana
1995 (March 28 - April 7)UNFCCC - COP-1 (1st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change)climate changeBerlin, Germany
1995 (November 6-8)Climate of the Arctic Land/Shelf System: Past and PresentclimatologySt. Petersburg, Russia
1997 (April 16 - 18)International Conference on Sustainable Development of Countries with Economies in Transitionsustainable development; environment (general)Minsk, Belarus
1997 (June 23-27)Rio + 5 Conferenceclimate changeNew York, USA
1997 (December 1 - 10)UNFCCC - COP-3 (3rd Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change); (Kyoto Climate Change Conference)climate change (Kyoto accord)Kyoto, Japan
1998 (April 1 - 3)1st Assembly Meeting of the Global Environment Facility (GEF)environment (general) and sustainable development, and climate changeDelhi, India
2000 (February 12 - 16)International Conference on Desertification in the 3rd Millennium (Toward Better Management of Arid and semi-Arid Lands in the 21st Century)desertificationDubai, United Arab Emirates
2001 (October 16 - 19)13th MOP (Meeting of the Parties) to the Montréal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone LayerozoneColombo, Sri Lanka
2001 (October 29 - November 10)UNFCCC - COP-7 (7th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change)climate changeMarrakech, Morocco
2002 (August 26 - September 4)WSSD (World Summit on Sustainable Development); (Johannesburg Summit; Earth Summit 2002)sustainable developmentJohannesburg, South Africa
2002 (October 16-18)2nd Assembly Meeting of the Global Environment Facility (GEF)land degradation (desertification and deforestation)Beijing, China/PRC
2002 (October 23 - November 1)UNFCCC - COP-8 (8th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change)climate changeDelhi, India
2003 (August 25 - September 5)UNCCD - COP-6 (6th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification)desertificationHavana, Cuba
2003 (September 29 - October 3)WCCC (World Climate Change Conference)climate changeMoscow, Russia
2004 (November 22 - 26)16th MOP (Meeting of the Parties) to the Montréal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone LayerozonePrague, Czechoslovakia
2005 (January 18 - 22)2nd WCDR (World Conference on Disaster Reduction)disaster reductionKobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
2007 (December 3 - 15)UNFCCC - COP-13 (13th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change); (2007 UN Climate Change Conference; Bali Conference)climate changeBali, Indonesia
2008 (February 20 - 22)10th Special Session of the UN Environmental Program (UNEP) Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environmental Forum (GMEF)environmental governance; mobilizing financing to fight climate changeMonaco
2008 (April 24 - 25)Forum on Climate Change and Science and Technology Innovationaddress climate change through science and technology innovationBeijing, China/PRC
2008 (June 27 - 29)International Conference on Water Related Disaster Reductioninfluence of climate change on water-related disastersDushanbe, Tajikistan
2008 (July 7 - 9)G-8 Summiteconomic issues and greenhouse gas emissions reductions to reduce future climate changeHokkaido, Japan
2008 (November 3 - 14)UN Desertification Conference: CRIC-7 (7th Session of the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention) and CST-S1 (1st Special Session of Committee on Science and Technology)desertification and droughtIstanbul, Turkey
2008 (December 1 - 12)UNFCCC - COP-14 (14th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change); (2008 UN Climate Change Conference)climate changePoznan, Poland
2009 (March 16 - 22)5th World Water Forumbridging the gap between water and climate (climate change and climate-related disasters)Istanbul, Turkey
2009 (July 8 - 10)G-8 Summiteconomic issues and greenhouse gas emissions reductions to reduce future climate changeAquila, Italy
2009 (September 22)UN Summit on Climate Changeprepare for climate change talks at Copenhagen Conference in December 2009New York, USA
2009 (December 7 - 15)UNFCCC - COP-15 (15th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change); (2009 UN Climate Change Conference)climate change (attempt to establish Kyoto successor)Copenhagen, Denmark
2010 (April 20 - 22)CMPCC (Conferéncia Mundial de los Pueblos sobre el Cambio Climático y los Derechos de la Madre Tierra) (Peoples' World Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth)climate change; environmental rights of Mother Earth and her peoplesCochabamba, Bolivia
2010 (November 29 - December 10)UNFCCC - COP-16 (16th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change); (2010 UN Climate Change Conference)
and
CMP-6 (6th Session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol)
climate change (negotiations following those of the Copenhagen Conference; Cancun Agreement was established)Cancun, Mexico
2011 (October 10 - 21)UNCCD - COP-10 (10th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification)desertification, land degradation, and droughtChangwon, Gyeongam, South Korea
2011 (November 28 - December 9)UNFCCC - COP-17 (17th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change); (2011 UN Climate Change Conference)climate changeDurban, South Africa
2012 (June 20 - 22)UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio + 20)various aspects of sustainable development, including climate changeRio de Janeiro, Brazil
2012 (November 26 - December 7)UNFCCC - COP-18 (18th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change); (2012 UN Climate Change Conference)
and
CMP-8 (8th Session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol)
climate changeDoha, Qatar
2015 (March 14 - 18)3rd WCDR (Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction)disaster reductionSendai, Japan
2015 (November 30 - December 11)UNFCCC - COP-21 (21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change); (2015 UN Climate Change Conference)climate changeParis, France
2016 (November 7 - November 18)UNFCCC - COP-22 (22nd Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change)climate change (discussions on how to move toward implementing the COP-21 Paris Accord)Marrakesh, Morocco
2017 (November 6 - November 17)UNFCCC - COP-23 (23rd Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change)climate change (negotiations on rules and procedures to be followed in implementing the COP-21 Paris Accord)Bonn, Germany


The following conferences are presented in chronological order.


1962 (November 5-17)
WMO Region V 3rd Session Meeting
Noumea, New Caledonia

In this early conference were discussed issues of interest to the nations of WMO Region V (southwestern Pacific), including meteorological observations, tropical cyclones, weather and climate services, and information management.

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
New Caledonia322 (Mi385)
i322

Imperforate
1962
New Caledonia322 dsDeluxe sheet (322)
New Caledonia322 maxiMaxicard
New Caledonia322 fdc1Stamp and cancel and (?) cachet on FDC
New Caledonia322 fdc2Stamp and cancel (same) and (?) cachet on FDC
New Caledonia322 fdc3Stamp and cancel (same) and (Éditions J.F.) cachet on FDC
New Caledonia322 fdc4Stamp and cancel (same) and (PJ) cachet on FDC


1972 (April 3 -17)
4th Meeting of the WMO (Technical) Commission for Hydrology
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Hydrology was implicitly a part of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) since the WMO Commission for Hydrometeorology was established in 1958. However, by the late 1960s there was a move to clarify and strengthen the role of hydrology within the WMO. The Commission's name was changed to the Commission for Hydrology in 1970 (it has also been referred to as the Technical Commission for Hydrology). In Buenos Aires in 1972 the 4th Meeting of the WMO Commission for Hydrology laid the groundwork for a comprehensive and independent program for operational hydrology within the WMO. This program was named the WMO Operational Hydrology Program (OHP). Furthermore, the meeting proposed that hydrological advisers be appointed to assist the permanent representatives of the WMO members and the presidents of the six WMO regional associations. Three years later the OHP was officially established and the hydrological advisers were appointed. Indeed, with WMO's adoption of the slogan "Weather, Climate, Water", the importance of hydrology within the WMO is perfectly encapsulated.

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
ArgentinaNoneCancel on cover1972


UN Conf. Hum. Env. 1972 logo
1972 (June 5 - 16)
UN Conference on the Human Environment (Stockholm Conference)
(including the creation of UNEP - the UN Environmental Program - by the Conference)
Stockholm, Sweden

This was the first major international conference on environmental issues. Sponsored by the UN, it marked the beginning of public concern for and political awareness of global environmental problems. A wide range of environmental issues was considered. The most important atmospheric issue discussed was the use of CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons) and their suspected link to the depletion of upper atmospheric ozone. Worries about global warming were in their infancy at the time; possible manmade global warming was not a principal concern of the Conference. However it did make it indirectly into Principle 6 of the Conference Declaration: "The discharge of toxic substances or of other substances and the release of heat, in such quantities or concentrations as to exceed the capacity of the environment to render them harmless, must be halted in order to ensure that serious or irreversible damage is not inflicted upon ecosystems." Principle 2 referred to, among other things, the atmospheric portion of the human environment: "The natural resources of the Earth, including the air, water, land, flora and fauna and especially representative samples of natural ecosystems, must be safeguarded for the benefit of present and future generations through careful planning or management, as appropriate".

One of the most important results of the UN Conference on the Human Environment was the creation of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). It came into being in 1972, shortly after the Conference. UNEP is the lead programme for the co-ordination of the UN's environmental activities. It works on a wide range of issues related to the atmosphere, marine and terrestrial ecosystems, environmental governance and the green economy.

Since the two events are so closely related, the following table contains philatelic items commemorating both the Conference itself and the establishment of the UNEP. This includes items issued at the time of the Conference as well as in subsequent years (e.g. 1982 for the 10th anniversary) if those subsequent year items specifically refer to anniversaries of the Conference or the establishment of the UNEP, on the stamps themselves or on one of their derivative items, such as FDCs.

Items highlighted in light blue in the table below refer to an anniversary of the establishment of the UNEP (as noted above, the creation of the UNEP was a significant accomplishment of the Conference). All other items (white background, no highlighting) refer to the Conference itself.

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Bangladesh207 (Mi?)198210th anniv. Conference
Bangladesh207 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC
Bangladesh281 (Mi?)207 overprinted198610th anniv. Conference
Bulgaria2854 (Mi3110)198210th anniv. establishment of UNEP
Bulgaria2854 fdcStamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
Cambodia292 (Mi335)
i292

Imperforate
1972
Cambodia292 proofSigned proof
Cambodia293 (Mi336)
i293

Imperforate
Cambodia294 (Mi337)
i294

Imperforate
Cambodia292-294 fdcThree stamps and cachet on FDC
Cambodia294a (BL?)MS3 (292-294)
Cambodia304 (Mi?)293 overprinted1972
Cambodia305 (Mi?)294 overprinted
CambodiaB15 (Mi326)293 overprinted and surcharged1972
CambodiaB17 (Mi328)294 overprinted and surcharged
Central African Republic563 (Mi?)198210th anniv. establishment of UNEP
Central African Republic563 dsDeluxe sheet (563)
Central African Republic564 (Mi?)
Central African Republic564 dsDeluxe sheet (564)
Central African Republic563-564 fdcTwo stamps and cachet on FDC
Central African Republic565 (Mi?)
Central African Republic565 dsDeluxe sheet (565)
Central African Republic565 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC
China (People's Republic)2392 (Mi?)199220th anniv. Conference
China (People's Republic)2392 fdc1Stamp and cancel on FDC
China (People's Republic)2392 fdc2Stamp and cancel (different) on FDC (same cachet)
China (People's Republic)2392 fdc3Stamp and cancel (different) on FDC
Congo (People's Rebublic)C143 (Mi?)1973
Congo (People's Rebublic)C143 dsDeluxe sheet (C143)
Dominica337 (Mi?)From MS4 (340a (237-340))1972
Dominica338 (Mi?)
Dominica339 (Mi?)
Dominica340 (Mi?)
Dominica340a (BL?)MS4 (337-340)
Egypt1198 (Mi1420)198210th anniv. Conference
Ethiopia1055 (Mi1141)198210th anniv. establishment of UNEP
Ethiopia1056 (Mi1142)
Ethiopia1057 (Mi1143)
Ethiopia1058 (Mi1144)
Ethiopia1059 (Mi1145)
Ethiopia1055-1059 fdcFive stamps and cachet on FDC
Germany (West)NoneCancel and cachet on cover1972
Germany (West)KM1575 marks (copper-nickel coin)1972
Guinea Republic625 (Mi?)588 overprinted1972
Guinea Republic626 (Mi?)589 overprinted
Guinea Republic627 (Mi?)590 overprinted
Guinea Republic628 (Mi?)591 overprinted
Guinea Republic629 (Mi?)592 overprinted
Ivory Coast638 (Mi733)
i638

Imperforate
198210th anniv. establishment of UNEP
Ivory Coast638 dsDeluxe sheet (638)
Ivory Coast639 (Mi734)
i639

Imperforate
Ivory Coast639 dsDeluxe sheet (639)
Ivory Coast639 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC
KenyaUnknown1 (Mi?)From strip of 3 (1-3)201240th anniv. establishment of UNEP
KenyaUnknown2 (Mi?)
KenyaUnknown3 (Mi?)
KenyaUnknown4 (Mi?)From strip of 3 (4-6)
KenyaUnknown5 (Mi?)
KenyaUnknown6 (Mi?)
KenyaUnknown7 (Mi?)From strip of 3 (7-9)
KenyaUnknown8 (Mi?)
KenyaUnknown9 (Mi?)
KenyaUnknown1+2+3 fdcThree stamps and cachet on FDC
Korea (South)825a (Mi?)MS2 (2x 825)1972
Korea (South)825a fdcMS2 and cancel and cachet on FDC
LebanonC748 (Mi?)1974
LebanonC749 (Mi?)
LebanonC750 (Mi?)
LebanonC751 (Mi?)
LebanonC751a (BL40)Imperforate only MS4 (748-751)
Libya481 (Mi?)1972
Libya482 (Mi?)
Maldive Islands412 (Mi?)1972
Maldive Islands413 (Mi?)
Maldive Islands414 (Mi?)
Maldive Islands415 (Mi?)
Maldive Islands416 (Mi?)
Maldive Islands1284 (Mi?)198715th anniv. establishment of UNEP
Maldive Islands1285 (Mi?)
Maldive Islands1286 (Mi?)
Maldive Islands1287 (BL?)On stamp of SS1 (Mi1298)
Morocco261 (Mi?)1972
Morocco261 fdc1Stamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
Morocco261 fdc2Stamp and cancel (different) and cachet (different) on FDC
Morocco261 fdc3Stamp and cancel (same) on FDC
Nigeria412 (Mi?)198210th anniv. Conference
Nigeria413 (Mi?)
Nigeria414 (Mi?)
Nigeria415 (Mi?)
Nigeria412-415 fdcFour stamps and cachet on FDC
Pakistan321 (Mi?)1972
Pakistan321 fdcStamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
Pakistan321 folderStamp and cancel on FDC folder, also cover and other pages
PakistanUnknown1 (Mi?)From block of 4 (1-4), or from MS16 (4x (1-4))201240th anniv. establishment of UNEP
PakistanUnknown2 (Mi?)
PakistanUnknown3 (Mi?)
PakistanUnknown4 (Mi?)
PakistanUnknown1 fdcStamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
PakistanUnknown2 fdcStamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
PakistanUnknown3 fdcStamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
PakistanUnknown4 fdcStamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
PakistanUnknown bl4 fdcBlock of 4 and cancel and cachet on FDC
PakistanUnknown scSouvenir card
ParaguayUnknown (Mi?)201240th anniv. establishment of UNEP
ParaguayUnknown ss (BL?)SS1
Philippines1590 (Mi1475)198210th anniv. establishment of UNEP
Philippines1591 (Mi1476)
Philippines1590-1591 fdc1Two stamps and cachet on FDC
Philippines1590-1591 fdc2Two stamps and cachet (different) on FDC
Philippines1590-1591 fdc3Two stamps on FDC
Poland2556 (Mi2850)198310th anniv. Conference (in 1982)
Poland2557 (Mi2851)
Poland2558 (Mi2852)
Poland2559 (Mi2853)
Poland2560 (Mi2854)
Poland2561 (Mi2855)
RomaniaNoneCachet on stamped envelope200230th anniv. establishment of UNEP
Russia (USSR)5040 (Mi5172)198210th anniv. establishment of UNEP
Russia (USSR)5040 fdc
Rwanda1112 (Mi1196)198210th anniv. establishment of UNEP
Rwanda1113 (Mi1197)
Rwanda1114 (Mi1198)
Rwanda1115 (Mi1199)
Rwanda1116 (Mi1200)
Rwanda1117 (Mi1201)
Rwanda1118 (Mi1202)
Rwanda1119 (Mi1203)
Rwanda1120 (Mi1204)
Rwanda1121 (Mi1205)
Senegal361 (Mi?)1972
Senegal361 dsDeluxe sheet (361)
SenegalC113 (Mi?)
SenegalC113 dsDeluxe sheet (C113)
Senegal361+C113 fdcTwo stamps and cancel and cachet on FDC
Sweden933 (Mi?)Perforated vertically, from booklet pane of 10 (933a (10x 933))1973
Sweden934 (Mi?)Perforated horizontally
Sweden935 (Mi?)Perforated vertically, from booklet pane of 4 (935a (4x 935)), also booklet cover from booklet of 8 (2x 935a).
Sweden933-935 fdcThree stamps on FDC
Tunisia578 (Mi?)1972
Tunisia578 fdcStamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
United Nations229 (Mi249)1972
United Nations229 fdc1Stamp on FDC
United Nations229 fdc2Stamp and cachet on FDC
United Nations229 fdc3Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
United Nations229 fdc4Stamp on FDC
United Nations229 fdc5Stamp on FDC
United Nations229 packFDC presentation pack
United Nations230 (Mi250)
United Nations230 fdc1Stamp on FDC
United Nations230 fdc2Stamp and cachet on FDC
United Nations230 fdc3Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
United Nations230 fdc4Stamp on FDC
United Nations230 fdc5Stamp on FDC
United Nations230 fdc6Stamp on FDC
United Nations230 packFDC presentation pack
United Nations229-230 fdc1Stamp on FDC
United Nations229-230 fdc2Stamp and (Artmaster) cachet on FDC (2-line cancel)
United Nations229-230 fdc3Stamp and (Artmaster) cachet on FDC (3-line cancel)
United Nations229-230 fdc4Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
United Nations371 (Mi?)198210th anniv. establishment of UNEP
United Nations371 fdc1Four stamps and cancel on FDC
United Nations371 fdc2Stamp and cancel (same) on FDC (different)
United Nations371 maxiMaxicard
United Nations372 (Mi?)
United Nations372 fdc1Four stamps and cancel on FDC
United Nations372 fdc2Stamp and cancel (same) on FDC (different)
United Nations371-372 fdc1Two stamps and cancel on FDC
United Nations371-372 fdc2Two stamps and cancel (same) on FDC (different)
United NationsSC21Souvenir card, contains reproductions of New York 230 + Geneva 26 + New York 371 + Geneva 107 + Vienna 25198210th anniv. establishment of UNEP
United NationsSC21 fdc1Souvenir card FDC with New York cancel
United NationsSC21 fdc2Souvenir card FDC with Geneva cancel
United NationsSC21 fdc3Souvenir card FDC with Vienna cancel
United Nations (Geneva)25 (Mi25)1972
United Nations (Geneva)25 fdcBlock of 4 stamps and cancel on FDC
United Nations (Geneva)26 (Mi26)
United Nations (Geneva)26 fdc1Stamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
United Nations (Geneva)26 fdc2Two stamps and cancel (same) and cachet (different) on FDC
United Nations (Geneva)25-26 fdc1Two stamps and cancel (same) and cachet on FDC
United Nations (Geneva)25-26 fdc2Two stamps and cancel (same) and cachet (different) on FDC
United Nations (Geneva)25-26 fdc3Two stamps and cancel (same) and cachet (different) on FDC
United Nations (Geneva)25-26 scSouvenir card
United Nations (Geneva)107 (Mi105)198210th anniv. establishment of UNEP
United Nations (Geneva)107 fdc1Stamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
United Nations (Geneva)107 fdc2Stamp and cancel (same) and cachet (different) on FDC
United Nations (Geneva)107 fdc3Stamp and cancel (same) on FDC
United Nations (Geneva)108 (Mi106)
United Nations (Geneva)108 fdc1Stamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
United Nations (Geneva)108 fdc2Stamp and cancel (same) and cachet (different) on FDC
United Nations (Geneva)107-108 fdc1Two stamps and cancel and cachet on FDC
United Nations (Geneva)107-108 fdc2Two stamps and cancel (same) on FDC
United Nations (Vienna)25 (Mi24)198210th anniv. establishment of UNEP
United Nations (Vienna)25 fdc1Stamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
United Nations (Vienna)25 fdc2Stamp and cancel (same) on FDC
United Nations (Vienna)25 fdc3Stamp and cancel (same) and cachet (different) on FDC
United Nations (Vienna)26 (Mi25)
United Nations (Vienna)26 fdc1Stamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
United Nations (Vienna)26 fdc2Stamp and cancel (same) on FDC
United Nations (Vienna)25-26 fdc1Two stamps and cancel and cachet on FDC
United Nations (Vienna)25-26 fdc2Two stamps and cancel (same) and cachet (different) on FDC
United Nations (New York + Geneva)NY 229-230 + Geneva 25-26 fdc1Four stamps on FDC1972
United Nations (New York + Geneva)NY 229-230 + Geneva 25-26 fdc2Four stamps and cachet on FDC
United Nations (New York + Geneva)NY 229-230 + Geneva 25-26 packFDC presentation pack
United Nations (New York + Geneva)NY 371-372 + Geneva 107-108 fdc1Four stamps and cancel and cachet on FDC198210th anniv. establishment of UNEP
United Nations (New York + Geneva)NY 371-372 + Geneva 107-108 fdc2Four stamps and cancel on FDC
Vietnam2378 (Mi?)
i2378

Imperforate
199220th anniv. Conference
Vietnam2379 (Mi?)
i2379

Imperforate
Vietnam2378-2379 fdcTwo stamps and cancel and cachet on FDC


1974 (November 25 - December 6)
6th Session Meeting of Region III (South America) of the WMO
Buenos Aires, Argentina

In this meeting were discussed a wide variety of meteorological and climatological subjects of interest to WMO Regional Association III (South America). Details are found here in the meeting summary report.

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
ArgentinaNoneCancel and cachet on cover1974


1977 (March 14 - 25)
UN Water Conference
Mar del Plata, Argentina

This conference discussed freshwater issues in the context of sustainable development. It was recognized that:

The conference recommended that the international community "develop and apply techniques and methodologies for assessing the potential adverse effects of climate change, through changes in temperature, precipitation and sea level rise, on freshwater resources and flood risk." Prevention and control measures for floods and the for the long range transport of atmospheric pollutants were also advocated.

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Argentina1142 (Mi?)1977
Argentina1142 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC
Rwanda801 (Mi865)
i801+label
695 overprinted
i695 and label overprinted
1977
Rwanda802 (Mi866)
i802
696 overprinted
i696 overprinted
Rwanda803 (Mi867)
i803
697 overprinted
i697 overprinted
Rwanda804 (Mi868)
i804
698 overprinted
i698 overprinted
Rwanda801-804 fdcFour stamps and cancel and cachet on FDC
Rwanda805 (Mi869)
i805
699 overprinted
i699 overprinted
Rwanda806 (Mi870)
i806
700 overprinted
i700 overprinted
Rwanda807 (Mi871)
i807
701 overprinted
i701 overprinted
Rwanda808 (Mi872)
i808
702 overprinted
i702 overprinted
Rwanda805-808 fdcFour stamps and cancel and cachet on FDC
Rwanda801 var1 (Mi?)695 inverted overprint1977
Rwanda802 var1 (Mi?)696 inverted overprint
Rwanda803 var1 (Mi?)697 inverted overprint
Rwanda804 var1 (Mi?)698 inverted overprint
Rwanda805 var1 (Mi?)699 inverted overprint
Rwanda806 var1 (Mi?)700 inverted overprint
Rwanda807 var1 (Mi?)701 inverted overprint
Rwanda808 var1 (Mi?)702 inverted overprint
Rwanda801-808 var2 (Mi?)695-702 with reversed overprint on back, as well as overprint on front1977
United Nations283 (Mi305)1977
United Nations283 fdc1Stamp and cachet on FDC
United Nations283 fdc2Block of 4 stamps and cachet on FDC
United Nations284 (Mi306)
United Nations284 fdc1Stamp and cachet on FDC
United Nations284 fdc2Block of 4 stamps and cachet on FDC
United Nations283-284 fdcTwo stamps and cachet on FDC
United Nations (Geneva)65 (Mi64)1977
United Nations (Geneva)65 fdc1Stamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
United Nations (Geneva)65 fdc2Stamp and cancel (same) and cachet (different) on FDC
United Nations (Geneva)66 (Mi65)
United Nations (Geneva)66 fdcStamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
United Nations (Geneva)65-66 fdc1Two stamps and cancel and cachet on FDC
United Nations (Geneva)65-66 fdc2Two stamps and cancel (same) and cachet (different) on FDC


1977 (August 29 - September 9)
UN Conference on Desertification
Nairobi, Kenya

This was the first international conference at which the issue of desertification on a global scale was addressed. It produced the Plan of Action to Combat Desertification, which consisted of guidelines and recommendations to help individual countries develop their own action plans and to coordinate assistance from the international community.

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Iraq826 (Mi919)1977
Iraq827 (Mi920)
MexicoC543 (Mi?)1977"Conferencia de las Naciones Unidas sobre Desertificación"
MexicoC543 fdc1Stamp and cachet on FDC
MexicoC543 fdc2Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
MexicoC543 folderFolder, also inside
MexicoC543 maxiMaxicard
Pakistan435 (Mi?)1977
Pakistan435 fdcStamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
Pakistan435 folderFolder
Pakistan435 sheetFDOI information sheet
Sudan311 (Mi?)1978
Sudan312 (Mi?)
Sudan313 (Mi?)


1978 (October 7)
6th National Climatological Conference
Macerata, Italy

This conference probably treated general questions related to climate science and the environment.

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
ItalyNoneCancel on postcard19786th National Climatological Conference
ItalyNoneCancel (same) on cover19786th National Climatological Conference


1979 (October 15 - October 22)
4th Session Meeting of the WMO Committee on Tropical Cyclones for the Southwest Indian Ocean
Maputo, Mozambique

The committee members discussed ongoing work to implement the WMO Tropical Cylone Progam for the southwest Indian Ocean. The five main elements of the program were meteorology, hydrology, disaster prevention and preparedness, training and research.

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Mozambique521 cover (Mi580 cover)Cancel and cachet on cover1979


1980 (April 21 - May 2)
6th Meeting of the WMO Commission for Hydrology
Madrid, Spain

This meeting continued the WMO's hydrological work under the framework of the WMO Operational Hydrology Program that had been established in 1972 at the 4th Meeting of the WMO Commission for Hydrology. By the time of the 5th Meeting in Ottawa in 1976, the hydrological community had become interested in hydrological forecasting. In 1980 in the Madrid meeting, this interest became more concrete, in the form of a Working Group on Hydrological Modelling and Simulation.

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
SpainNoneCancel and cachet on cover1980


1990 (August 27 - 30)
4th Session of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change)
Sundsvall, Sweden

At this meeting greenhouse gases, global warming and climate change were discussed, and the IPCC First Assessment Report was adopted. This report would serve as the basis for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), an international environmental treaty established at the 1992 Rio Summit.

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
SwedenNone(Pictorial) cancel1990


1990 (October 29 - November 7)
2nd World Climate Conference (SWCC, or 2nd WCC)
Geneva, Switzerland

This conference was sponsored by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). It extended the work started at the 1st WCC in 1979, in which climate variability was the main issue, to broader consideration of climate change, which was recognized internationally as a common concern for mankind. The 2nd WCC reviewed the scientific findings in the First Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which had completed its 4th Session in August 1990. It was agreed that some of the main impacts of climate change would likely be in the area of hydrology and water resources. Other topics discussed included the special needs of developing countries, emissions scenarios, limitation strategies and public attitudes to climate change. The final declaration of the conference committed individual countries along with the UN and its various agencies to a range of actions and policies that (it was hoped) would eventually lead to a global framework convention on climate change. Later that year, during its 45th Conference held 11 December 1990, the UN set up the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee for a Framework Convention on Climate Change to coordinate the efforts of various nations to address climate change issues. The Committee met several times in 1991 and early 1992. These meetings led to the creation of the UNFCCC (UN Framework Convention on Climate Change) in May 1992. With the backing of some 50 nations, it entered into force 21 March 1994. The first full meeting of the UNFCCC, generally referred to as its 1st Session, took place in Berlin in 1995.

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Switzerland (WMO)NoneCachet on cover1990
Switzerland (WMO)None(Cyan rubber-stamp) cachet (different) on cover1990
SwitzerlandNoneCancel on cover1990
SwitzerlandNoneCancel (same) on cover (different)1990


1990 (May 1 - 23)
11th World Meteorological Congress
Geneva, Switzerland

Meteorology, Tropical Meteorology Research Program (TMRP) (including tropical meteorology and climate research, forecast services and disaster reduction), climate change.

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Jamaica746-747 fdc (Mi760-751 fdc)Cachet on FDC1991


1992 (June 3 - 14)
UNCED (UN Conference on Environment and Development); (Rio Summit; Earth Summit 1992)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

This major conference treated a wide variety of environmental issues. In the atmospheric arena, one major achievement was the establishment of an international environmental treaty known as the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It had no mandatory limits on greenhouse gas emissions but provided for updates ("protocols") that would set such limits. The Kyoto Protocol is the most well known of these updates. The UNFCCC entered into international force 21 March 1994 after its ratification by 50 countries. Since then the parties to the agreement have met in an annual Conference of the Parties (COP) to assess progress in dealing with climate change and to establish goals and create agreements for future action in this area.

Two later conferences followed up on the work of this one. The Rio + 5 Conference in 1997 reviewed the status of the agreements reached in 1992. Then with the advantage of 20 years of accumulated knowledge, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio + 20) of 2012 examined a wide range of factors involved in sustainable development and the environment, including climate change.

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Antigua and Barbuda1624 (Mi?)1992
Antigua and Barbuda1625 (Mi?)
Antigua and Barbuda1635 (BL?)SS1
Argentina1770 (Mi?)MS4 (1770 (a-d))1992
Argentina1770 fdcMS4 and cancel and cachet on FDC
Brazil2252 (Mi?)1992
Brazil2253 (Mi?)
Brazil2363 (Mi?)1992
Brazil2364 (Mi?)
Brazil2365 (Mi?)
Brazil2366 (Mi?)
Brazil2367 (Mi?)1992
Brazil2368 (Mi?)
Brazil2369 (Mi?)
Brazil2367-2369 fdcThree stamps and cancel and cachet on FDC
Brazil2370 (Mi?)From strip of 4 (2373a (2370-2373))1992
Brazil2371 (Mi?)
Brazil2372 (Mi?)
Brazil2373 (Mi?)
Brazil2374 (Mi?)1992
Brazil2375 (Mi?)
Brazil2376 (Mi?)
Brazil2377 (Mi?)
Brazil2374-2377 fdcFour stamps and cancel and cachet on FDC
ColombiaC852 (Mi1864-1865)Pair (C852 (a-b)) + margin design1992
ColombiaC852 fdcPair of stamps and cancel and cachet on FDC
Dominica1529 (Mi?)1992
Dominica1535 (Mi?)
Dominica1541 (BL?)SS1
Gambia1332 (Mi?)1992
Gambia1336 (Mi?)
Gambia1345 (BL?)SS1
Ghana1495 (Mi?)1992
Ghana1504 (BL?)SS1
Grenada2142 (Mi?)1992
Grenada2143 (Mi?)
Grenada2152 (BL?)SS1
Grenada2159 (Mi?)1992
Grenada2160 (BL?)SS1
Grenada Grenadines1488 (Mi?)1992
Grenada Grenadines1489 (Mi?)
Grenada Grenadines1500 (BL?)SS1
Guyana2641 (Mi?)1992
Guyana2643 (Mi?)
Guyana2650 (BL?)
i2650
SS1
Imperforate SS1
ItalyNonePublicity card, also back1992"We request that the Government support the objectives of the UN Summit to Preserve the Earth"
Ivory Coast929J (Mi1085)1992
Ivory Coast929J dsDeluxe sheet (929J)
Ivory Coast929K (Mi1086)
Ivory Coast929K dsDeluxe sheet (929K)
Kuwait1176a (Mi?)Block of 4 (1173-1176)1992
Kuwait1176b (BL?)MS4 (1173-1176)
Kuwait1176b fdcMS4 and cancel and cachet on FDC, also insert
Lesotho938 (Mi?)1993
Lesotho939 (Mi?)
Lesotho944 (BL?)SS1
Maldive Islands1808 (Mi?)1993
Maldive Islands1810 (Mi?)
Maldive Islands1822 (BL?)SS1
Mauritius684+689+694 cover (Mi? fdc)Cachet on cover1992"Earth Summit. Río de Janeiro, Brasil" (UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in 1992 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
MexicoNoneCachet on cover2002"Conferencia de las Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente y el Desarrollo (CNUMAD)" "en 1992 en Río de Janeiro, Brasil" (UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in 1992 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Nevis768 (Mi709)1993
Nevis778 (BL55)SS1
Nicaragua1917 (Mi?)In (upper) margin of MS16 (1917 (a-p))1992
Portugal1925a (Mi1934-1935)Pair (1924-1925)1992
RomaniaNoneCancel and cachet on cover1992
Saint Thomas and Prince Islands1054M (Mi1336)1992
Saint Thomas and Prince Islands1054N (Mi1337)
Saint Thomas and Prince Islands1054O (Mi1338)
Saint Thomas and Prince Islands1054P (Mi1339)
Saint Thomas and Prince Islands1054Q (Mi1340)
Saint Thomas and Prince Islands1054R (BL280)SS1 (Mi1341)
Saint Thomas and Prince Islands1054S (BL281)SS1 (Mi1342)
Saint Vincent1752 (Mi?)
i1752

Imperforate
1992
Saint Vincent1752 specimenOverprinted "specimen"
Saint Vincent1753 (Mi?)
i1753

Imperforate
Saint Vincent1754 (Mi?)
Saint Vincent1765 (BL?)
i1765
SS1
Imperforate SS1
Sierra Leone1604 (Mi1952)From MS10 (1604a (10x 1604))1992
Sierra Leone1605 (Mi1953)From MS10 (1605a (10x 1605))
Somalia629 (Mi?)607 overprinted in black and red1992"Participant Rio 1992"
Somalia630 (Mi?)608 overprinted in black and red
Somalia631 (Mi?)609 overprinted in black and red
Somalia632 (Mi?)610 overprinted in black and red
Somalia629-630 fdcTwo stamps and cachet on FDC
Somalia631-632 fdcTwo stamps and cachet on FDC
Somalia629 red (Mi?)607 overprinted in red1992"Participant Rio 1992"
Somalia630 red (Mi?)608 overprinted in red
Somalia631 red (Mi?)609 overprinted in red
Somalia632 red (Mi?)610 overprinted in red
Tanzania958 (Mi?)1992
Tanzania960 (Mi?)
Tanzania966 (BL?)SS1
Turks and Caicos Islands972 (Mi?)
i972

Imperforate
1993
Turks and Caicos Islands974 (Mi?)
Turks and Caicos Islands977A (BL?)SS1
Uganda1104 (Mi?)1992
Uganda1105 (Mi?)
Uganda1110 (BL?)SS1
United Nations608a (BL?)MS4 (605-608)1992
United Nations608a fdc1MS4 and cancel and cachet on FDC
United Nations608a fdc2MS4 and cancel (different) and cachet (different) on FDC
United Nations608a fdc3MS4 and cancel (same) and cachet (different) on FDC
United Nations
UN (Geneva)
UN (Vienna)
608a fdc1
219a fdc1
132a fdc1
3x MS4 and 3x 2 cancels and cachet on FDC1992
United Nations
UN (Geneva)
UN (Vienna)
608a fdc2
219a fdc2
132a fdc2
3x MS4 and 3x 2 cancels and cachet (different) on FDC
United Nations
UN (Geneva)
UN (Vienna)
608a folder
219a folder
132a folder
Folder
United Nations (Geneva)219a (Mi215-218)MS4 (216-219)1992
United Nations (Geneva)219a fdcMS4 and cancel and cachet on FDC
United Nations (Geneva)None(Pictorial) cancel1992
United Nations (Geneva)219a cardGreeting card (contains 219a)1993
United Nations (Vienna)132a (BL?)MS4 (129-132)1992
United Nations (Vienna)132a fdcMS4 and cancel and cachet on FDC
United StatesNone(Coverscape) cachet on cover2012"1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil"


1994 (May 23 - 27)
(1st) World Conference on Natural Disaster Reduction (WCDR)
Yokohama, Japan

This was the first major international conference on natural disaster reduction. There are many types of natural disasters of course, including those related to weather and climate. The progress toward the goals of the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction was discussed (this conference took place about half way through that decade). The Yokohama Strategy for a Safer World: Guidelines for Natural Disaster Prevention, Preparedness and Mitigation and its Plan of Action was adopted. In it was noted that "developing countries affected by desertification, drought and other types of natural disasters are also equally vulnerable and insufficiently equipped to mitigate natural disasters". It also recommended that "cost effective technologies in reduction programs, including forecasting and warning systems" be developed or taken advantage of. One implicit reference here was to the early-warning capacities within the UN system, and particularly within the World Meteorological Organization and the UN Environment Program.

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Japan2241 (Mi2232)1994
Japan2241 fdc1Stamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
Japan2241 fdc2Stamp and cancel (same) and cachet (different) on FDC
Japan2241 fdc3Stamp and cancel (same) and cachet (different) on FDC
Japan2241a (BL?)MS16 (16x 2241 + 4 (2x (2 different) labels))
Japan2241+2labels fdcStamp and 2 labels and cancel and cachet on FDC
United Nations
UN (Geneva)
UN (Vienna)
650a folder
254a folder
173a folder
Folder, 3 blocks of 4 (New York 647-650, Geneva 251-254, Vienna 170-173)1994
United Nations
UN (Geneva)
UN (Vienna)
650a fdc
254a fdc
173a fdc
Three blocks of 4 (New York 647-650, Geneva 251-254, Vienna 170-173) and (three different) cancels and (printed and black rubber-stamp) cachets on FDC


1994 (November 14 - November 25)
WMO 11th Session of Regional Association RA-1 (Africa)
Gabarone, Botswana

Meteorology and climate of Africa

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
BotswanaNonePostal card (and back)1994
BotswanaNonePostal card (same) with 2 cancels


1995 (March 28 - April 7)
UNFCCC - COP-1 (1st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change)
Berlin, Germany

This was the first session (i.e. meeting) of the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties. Concern was expressed about the ability for various countries to meet commitments under the Convention. It was agreed that a plan containing a "comprehensive menu of actions" should be negotiated, with the idea that each country could choose from that menu the options for addressing climate change that made the best economic and environmental sense for its particular circumstances.

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Germany1884 (Mi1785)From MS10 (1884a (10x 1884))1995
Germany1884 blockBlock of 4 stamps and cancel
Germany1884 fdc1Stamp and cancel and (ETABO) cachet on FDC
Germany1884 fdc2Stamp and cancel (same) and (?) cachet on FDC
Germany1884 fdc3Stamp and cancel (same) and (FIDACOS) cachet on FDC
Germany1884 fdc4Stamp and cancel (same) on FDC (no cachet)
Germany1884 folderFDC folder
Germany1884 maxiMaxicard
Germany1884 cover (Mi1785 cover)Block of 4 stamps on cover1995


1995 (November 6-8)
Climate of the Arctic Land/Shelf System: Past and Present
St. Petersburg, Russia

Scientific issues in Arctic climatology were discussed.

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
RussiaNoneCachet on cover1995


1997 (April 16 - 18)
International Conference on Sustainable Development of Countries with Economies in Transition
Minsk, Belarus

At this meeting it was agreed that sustainable development cannot be achieved by governments acting alone: the private sector also has a crucial role in providing the required investments. Various associated financial implications and imperatives were discussed. Environmental topics considered included ozone, global warming and climate change.

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Belarus210a label (Mi222-223 label)Label from strip of 2 (210a (209-210 + label))1997


1997 (June 23-27)
Rio + 5 Conference
New York, USA

This conference took place in a Special Session of the UN General Assembly and reviewed the progress made in implementing the agreements and plans reached at the 1992 Rio Conference (UN Conference on Environment and Development). Those agreements and plans could all be related to the general goal of sustainable development. Progress was noted to be slow at best. In the area of climate (only one of many factors important in sustainable development), it was noted that the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), established at the Rio Conference, did come into international effect in 1994, but an associated Protocol to limit greenhouse gas emissions was not yet in place. It was hoped and expected that the forthcoming Kyoto Conference, to be held at the end of 1997, would provide such a Protocol.

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
United Nations707a (BL?)MS4 (704-707)1997
United Nations707a fdcMS4 and cancel on FDC
United Nations707a maxiMS4 and cancel on maxicard
United Nations708 (BL?)SS1
United Nations708 fdcSS1 and cancel and cachet on FDC
United Nations708a (BL?)SS1, 708 overprinted
United Nations
UN (Geneva)
Un (Vienna)
708+708a fdc
306 fdc
222 fdc
4x SS1 and 4 cancels on FDC1997
United Nations (Geneva)305a (BL?)MS4 (302-305)1997
United Nations (Geneva)305a fdcMS4 and cancel on FDC
United Nations (Geneva)305a maxiMaxicard
United Nations (Geneva)306 (BL?)SS1
United Nations (Geneva)306 fdcSS1 and cancel and cachet on FDC
United Nations (Vienna)221a (BL?)MS4 (218-221)1997
United Nations (Vienna)221a fdc1MS4 and cancel on FDC (UNPA cachet)
United Nations (Vienna)221a fdc2MS4 and cancel (same) on FDC (? cachet)
United Nations (Vienna)221a maxiMaxicard
United Nations (Vienna)222 (BL?)SS1
United Nations (Vienna)222 fdcSS1 and cancel and cachet on FDC
United States4622 fdc (Mi? fdc)(DWc) cachet on FDC201215th anniv. 1997 Earth Summit; also reproduces UN-Geneva 221a fdc2


1997 (December 1 - 10)
UNFCCC - COP-3 (3rd Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change); (Kyoto Climate Change Conference)
Kyoto, Japan

After difficult negotiations, the Kyoto Protocol for greenhouse gases was adopted at this seminal conference, at which most industrialized nations agreed to legally binding reductions in greenhouse gas emissions of 6-8% below 1990 levels by the years 2008 - 2012. However, for the agreement to come into force, at least 55 countries accounting for at least 55% of the CO2 emissions from Annex 1 (industrialized) nations would have to ratify the Protocol. In 2002 the 55th nation ratified the Protocol, and in late 2004, with Russia's ratification, the 55% threshold was also passed. As of January 2009, 183 countries and one regional economic integration organization (the EEC) have ratified the Protocol, representing a total of 63.7% of the Annex 1 nations' emissions. However, the US has not ratified it.

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Japan2598 (Mi2510)From strip of 2 (2599a (2598-2599))1997
Japan2599 (Mi2511)
Japan2599a fdc1Strip of 2 and (red) cancel and cachet on FDC
Japan2599a fdc2Strip of 2 and (red) cancel (same) and cachet (different) on FDC
Japan2598-2599 folderFDC folder (front) with two cancels (see below)With large colour reproduction of Japan 2599
Japan2598-2599 backFDC folder (back)With small blank-and-white reproductions of Japan 2598-2599
JapanNone(Hand) cancel
JapanNone(Machine) cancel
Japan2703h (Mi?)One of MS10 (2703 (a-j))2000(3rd anniv. Kyoto meeting)
Guinea RepublicUnknown1 (BL?)In (upper) margin of SS12007"Kyoto Protocol" and "Réchauffement climatique"
Guinea RepublicUnknown3 (BL?)In (upper) margin of SS1 (different)


1998 (April 1 - 3)
1st Assembly Meeting of the Global Environment Facility (GEF)
Delhi, India

The Global Environmental Facility (GEF) is a global partnership among a large number of countries, international institutions, non-governmental organizations and the private sector. It was founded in 1991. Its mission is to address global environmental issues while supporting national sustainable development initiatives and international projects in the areas of biodiversity, climate change, international waters, land degradation, the ozone layer and persistent organic pollutants. The First Assembly Meeting specified that GEF supports international environmental conventions and protocols such as the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Kyoto Protocol, the Vienna Convention and the Montréal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, and the UN Convention to Combat Desertification. In fact, the UNFCCC (UN Framework Convention on Climate Change) and the CBD (Convention on Biological Diversity) have formally designated GEF as the financial mechanism for the implementation of their programs.

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
India1680 (Mi?)1998
India1680 fdc1Stamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
India1680 fdc2Stamp and cancel (different) on FDC
India1680 fdc3Stamp and cancel (different) on FDC
Korea (North)3580a (Mi3874)In (right) margin of MS3 (3x 3580 + label)1996GEF (in text in right margin)
Korea (North)3581a (Mi3875)In (right) margin of MS3 (3x 3581 + label)


2000 (February 12 - 16)
International Conference on Desertification in the 3rd Millennium (Toward Better Management of Arid and semi-Arid Lands in the 21st Century)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

In this conference various aspects of desertification were discussed, including:

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
United Arab Emirates660 (Mi?)2000
United Arab Emirates660 fdcStamp and cancel and cachet on FDC


2001 (October 16 - 19)
13th MOP (Meeting of the Parties) to the Montréal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer
Colombo, Sri Lanka

At this meeting it was noted that the number of countries that had ratified the Montréal Protocol had risen to 180. Discussion on various technical issues related to ozone took place. Financing mechanisms for ozone-related programs were also considered.

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Sri Lanka1349 (Mi1308)2001


2001 (October 29 - November 10)
UNFCCC - COP-7 (7th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change)
Marrakech, Morocco

Work toward ratifying the Kyoto Protocol internationally continued in this conference despite the fact that the US had rejected it. The target date for bringing the Protocol into force was set as the date of the Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development which was planned to for the end of August 2002.

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Morocco909 (Mi?)2001


2002 (August 26 - September 4)
WSSD (World Summit on Sustainable Development); (Earth Summit 2002; Johannesburg Summit)
Johannesburg, South Africa

Held 10 years after the Rio Summit, this meeting was also referred to as "Rio_and_10". It attempted to build on the work of previous conferences through discussions designed to commit the nations of the world to a program of sustainable development. A variety of social, environmental and political topics was considered, but little was achieved. One climate-related result was that during the summit Russia announced that it would ratify the Kyoto Protocol. This action meant that enough big greenhouse gas-producing countries would finally have ratified the Protocol to bring it into effect internationally. Russia's ratification came into effect in November 2004. This success was overshadowed, though, by the continued refusal of the US and some other industrialized countries to ratify the treaty.

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Pakistan994 (Mi?)From MS24 (994a (24x 994))2002
Pakistan995 (Mi?)From MS35 (995a (35x 995))
Pakistan994-995 fdcTwo stamps and cancel and cachet on FDC
SomaliaUnknown iss (BL?)In (lower-right) margin of imperforate SS12002
South Africa1276a (Mi?)From strip of 3 (1276 (a-c)), or from MS10 (1276d (3x1276a + 4x1276b + 3x1276c)), or from booklet of 10 with booklet cover2002
South Africa1276b (Mi?)
South Africa1276c (Mi?)
South Africa1276a-c fdcThree stamps and cancel and cachet on FDC
South Africa1277 (Mi?)
South Africa1277 fdcStamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
South Africa1278 (Mi?)
South Africa1279 (Mi?)
South Africa1280 (Mi?)From MS10 (1280a (10x 1280))
South Africa1278-1280 fdcThree stamps and cancel and cachet on FDC
South Africa1281a (Mi?)Die cut from booklet, from strip of 3 (1281 (a-c))
South Africa1281b (Mi?)
South Africa1281c (Mi?)
South Africa1281d (Mi?)Booklet pane of 10 (4x 1281a + 3x (1281b-c)), with booklet cover
United Nations831a (Mi?)Strip of 4 from MS12 (831b (3x (828-831)))2002
United Nations828-831 fdcFour stamps and cancel and cachet on FDC
United Nations (Geneva)399a (Mi?)Strip of 4 from MS12 (399b (3x (396-399)))2002
United Nations (Geneva)396-399 fdcFour stamps and cancel and cachet on FDC
United Nations (Vienna)321a (Mi?)Strip of 4 from MS12 (321b (3x (318-221)))2002
United Nations (Vienna)318-321 fdcFour stamps and cancel and cachet on FDC


2002 (October 16 - 18)
2nd Assembly Meeting of the Global Environmental Assumbly (GEF)
Beijing, China/PRC

At this meeting it was agreed that the GEF could provide new funding in the area of "land degradation, primarily desertification and deforestation". This was in addition to its previously-defined role as a financial mechanism for the implementation of the programs of the UNFCCC and the CBD (Convention on Biological Diversity). This new role was confirmed in 2003 at the UNCCD - COP-6 (6th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification) when the GEF was formally established as one of the financial mechanisms of the UNCCD.

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
China (People's Republic)NonePrinted stamp on postal card2002


2002 (October 23 - November 1)
UNFCCC - COP-8 (8th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change)
New Delhi, India

Global warming and greenhouse gas emissions were discussed at this meeting. At the time of the meeting some 96 nations had ratified the Kyoto Protocol, but this was still not enough to bring it into effect internationally. Russia's agreement to ratify the Protocol, announced two months earlier at the Johannesburg Summit, would allow it to come into effect, finally, in late 2004. However, with the US refusing Kyoto and with many countries increasing their carbon emissions, there was no real progress in the climate negotiations at this meeting.

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
India1975 (Mi1924)2002
India1976 (Mi1925)
India1977 (Mi1926)
India1978 (Mi1927)
India1975-1978 fdc1Four stamps and cachet on FDC (Kolkata cancel)
India1975-1978 fdc2Four stamps and cachet (same) on FDC (Jabalpur Ho cancel)
India1975-1978 folderFDC folder, also folder cover
India1978a (BL?)MS4 (1975-1978)


2003 (August 25 - September 5)
UNCCD - COP-6 (6th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification)
Havana, Cuba

The main decision of this meeting was to establish the Global Environment Facility (GEF) as the financial mechanism of the UNCCD. Also, a review of the implementation of the Convention by countries affected by desertification, particularly in Africa, was initiated. However, trade and economic issues of developing countries tended to overshadow significant dialogue on the international importance and impacts of desertification.

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Cuba4326 (Mi4537)2003
Cuba4326 fdcStamp and cancel and cachet on FDC


2003 (September 29 - October 3)
WCCC (World Climate Change Conference)
Moscow, Russia

This conference was convened by the Russian Federation under Vladimir Putin. It was a special conference, not to be confused with the yearly UNFCCC conferences. It endorsed the IPCC TAR (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 3rd Assessment Report) conclusion that climate change is occurring primarily because of anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases and aerosols, and that this changing climate represents a threat to people and ecosystems. However some controversial dissenting voices and interpretations were also heard at this conference.

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Russia6788 (Mi1106)2003
Russia6788 fdcStamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
Russia6788 envelopeStamp and cancel and cachet on stamped envelope2003
RussiaNoneCachet on stamped envelope2003


2004 (November 22 - 26)
16th MOP (Meeting of the Parties) to the Montréal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer
Prague, Czechoslovakia

At this meeting, in addition to scientific and technical discussions on ozone and on the financing of international work in the area of ozone layer protection, it was decided that the year 2007 would be declared the "International Year of the Ozone Layer". It was agreed that although the Montréal Protocol was a clear success, its objectives would finally be achieved only through continued stringent controls, financing and enforcement. The science symposium that immediately preceded the 16th MOP (on November 19th) was chaired by Mario Molina. Its theme was "Challenges and Perspectives in Ozone Layer Protection".

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Czech RepublicNoneCachet on postal card2004


2005 (January 18 - 22)
2nd WCDR (World Conference on Disaster Reduction)
Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan

In this conference the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters was adopted. It states that "events of hydrometeorological origin constitute the large majority of disasters". Environmental degradation, climate variability and climate change were only some of the wide variety of disasters considered at the conference. The Framework promotes "the application of in situ and space-based Earth observations, space technologies, remote sensing, geographic information systems, hazard modelling and prediction, weather and climate modelling and forecasting, communication tools and studies of the costs and benefits of risk assessment and early warning". Through research it expects to "strengthen the technical and scientific capacity to develop and apply methodologies, studies and models to assess vulnerabilities to and the impact of geological, weather, water and climate-related hazards, including the improvement of regional monitoring capacities and assessments". It aims to reduce the risk factors related to "changing social, economic, environmental conditions and land use, and the impact of hazards associated with geological events, weather, water, climate variability and climate change". The conference did acknowledge that it has not yet been scientifically established whether the numbers of extreme weather events leading to disasters have increased in the recent past.

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Japan2915 (Mi3776)From MS10 (2915a (10x 2915))2005
Japan2915 fdc1Stamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
Japan2915 fdc2Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC


2007 (December 3 - 15)
UNFCCC - COP-13 (13th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change); (2007 UN Climate Change Conference)
Bali, Indonesia

Discussions designed to lay the groundwork for a successor to the Kyoto Protocol in the post-2012 time period took place at this meeting and an agreement that came to be called the "Bali roadmap" was negotiated. Though some delegates termed this agreement a "breakthrough" for creating a sustainable future and tackling climate change; in fact, it was no more than a plan to negotiate long-term international co-operative action in the area of climate change. It was hoped that the roadmap would lead to a firm international plan of action on greenhouse gas emissions for 2013 and beyond and the idea was that details would be finalized at the COP-15 meeting in Copenhagen in December 2009. The US added a ray of hope to the proceedings by agreeing to the Bali roadmap.

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Indonesia2104 o/p (BL229)MS2 overprinted with conference logo2007
Indonesia2104 o/p fdcMS2 and cancel and cachet on FDC, also insert
Indonesia2104 o/p pack1Conference souvenir presentation pack
Indonesia2104 o/p pack2Conference souvenir pack with FDC


2008 (February 20 - 22)
10th Special Session of the UN Environmental Program (UNEP) Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environmental Forum (GMEF)
Monaco

More than 100 environment ministers from countries around the world along with representatives of UN agencies and other international organizations, industry, academia and non-governmental organizagtions attended this UNEP/GMEF meeting. The two principal themes were mobilizing finance to meet the challenge of climate change, and global environmental governance. Resolutions adopted included one on the International Decade for Combating Climate Change.

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Monaco2478 (Mi?)2008
Monaco2478 fdc1Stamp and cachet (reproduction of stamp) on FDC
Monaco2478 fdc2Stamp on FDC


2008 (April 24-25)
Forum on Climate Change and Science and Technology Innovation
Beijing, China/PRC

The Forum on Climate Change and Science and Technology Innovation was jointly hosted by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP), the China Meteorological Administration (CMA), the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The theme of the Forum was to address climate change through science and technology innovation. More than 600 participants from about 30 countries and 10 international organizations attended the Forum. Discussions were held on the following key issues: climate change science; strategies and policies for mitigating the impacts of climate change; adaptation to climate change; key technologies and international scientific and technological cooperation in climate change; and financial and market mechanisms relevant to climate change issues. The Forum agreed that climate change presents one of the greatest challenges to global sustainable development, and that it demands an urgent global response and emphasized that science and technology play an essential role in both assessing climate change and addressing the risks that it poses. The Forum recognized the following high priority items in addressing climate change:

  1. Enhanced observational studies and modeling research on the prediction of climate change, and better understanding of the causes, trends and impacts of climate change; and improved global and regional projections of future climate change;
  2. Strengthened low carbon technologies innovation in terms of energy efficiency and conservation, clean energy, renewable energy, advanced nuclear energy, clean vehicles, carbon capture and storage (CCS), and enhanced action on mitigation of climate change through science and technology innovation;
  3. Enhanced development and deployment of technology on adaptation in the fields of agriculture, water resources, forestry, coastal zone management, infrastructure, and public health, and enhanced action on adaptation to climate change through science and technology innovation;
  4. Enhanced diffusion and deployment of scientific and technological achievements, enhanced public awareness of responses to climate change, and enhanced global response through science and technology innovation;
  5. Strengthened capacity-building of institutions and individuals, strengthened research on climate friendly policies and the future climate change regime, and enhanced the capability of climate change policy decision-making by governments.
  6. A strengthened international regime for technology transfer, to transfer environmentally sound climate change technologies to developing countries on favourable terms
.

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
China (People's Republic)NoneStamp and cachet on stamped envelope2008
China (People's Republic)NoneCancel on postal card2008


2008 (June 27 - 29)
International Conference on Water Related Disaster Reduction
Dushanbe, Tajikistan

This conference considered the various aspects of water related disasters, including the effects of floods, droughts and cyclones. The relationship between climate change and water-related disasters was considered. It was recognized that the risks of water related disasters increase with climate change and increasing climate variability. A special area of interest was the drying of the Aral Sea. In this context were discussed the influence of climate change and its possible effect on hydrometeorological phenomena in the Aral Sea area as well as land degradation and desertification in the area.

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Tajikistan330 (BL?)MS2 (330 (a-b + label))2008Conference logo and various water-related disasters


2008 (July 7 - 9)
G-8 Summit
Hokkaido, Japan

This meeting of the world's eight largest economies treated various issues including climate change. The members attempted to come to some agreement on targets for reducing greenhouse gases. The G-8 agreed to "consider" cutting greenhouse gas emission by at least half by 2050. However, the baseline from which such cuts would be made was not specified. The European Union wanted to continue with the Kyoto baseline of 1990 emissions levels while others preferred baseline years closer to the present if they suggested any year at all. Significant in this regard also was that the five biggest greenhouse gas emitters of the developing countries (India, China/PRC, Brazil, Mexico and South Africa) refused to make any firm commitments for cutting greenhouse gas emissions. The meeting did support capacity building for water-related initiatives, including data collection and use and adapation to climate change.

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Japan3041 (BL?)MS10 (3041 (a-j))2008


2008 (November 3 - 14)
UN Desertification Conference: CRIC-7 (7th Session of the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention) and CST-S1 (1st Special Session of Committee on Science and Technology)
Istanbul, Turkey

Delegates from 193 countries who are Parties to the UNCCD (UN Convention to Combat Desertification) came together at this conference to continue to develop the international process to combat desertification and land degradation and to mitigate the effects of drought (DLDD (Drought, Land Degradation and Desertification) process). The S+T committee examined scientific and technological problems in the process. The Review Committee agreed on reporting principles to measure the progress of implementation of the Convention. It is expected that these principles will give greater credibility to the Convention, make its implementation more efficient, and provide a framework for accountability within the Convention.

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Turkey2998a+2891 cover (Mi? cover)Cancel and cachet on cover2008
Turkey2998b+2891 cover (Mi? cover)Cancel and cachet on cover2008


2008 (December 1 - 12)
UNFCCC - COP-14 (14th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change); (2008 UN Climate Change Conference)
Poznan, Poland

This conference picked up from where COP-13 in Bali left off. Discussions focused on a post-Kyoto international climate change agreement to take effect in 2013. No clear results emerged from these discussions. However principles were established for funding the efforts of the poorest nations in coping with climate change, and there was progress on the mechanisms for transferring environment-friendly technology to the developing countries.

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Poland3787+label (Mi4197+label)Stamp and label2005Conference (on label)
Poland3926 (Mi4405)2008
Poland3926 fdcStamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
PolandNoneCachet on postal card2008
PolandNone fdcCancel and cachet (same) on postal card fdc


2009 (March 16 - 22)
5th World Water Forum
Istanbul, Turkey

The theme of this conference was how to bridge the gap between the water and climate agendas, particularly with reference to climate change and climate-related natural disasters. Adaptation and mitigation strategies with respect to climate change were considered, and discussions took place on how to manage droughts and floods to prevent the loss of life, including the possible establishment of a network of national climate services to improve management of reservoirs and food production. The need to develop a framework for action on adaptation, include the financing of adaptation strategies, at UNFCCC - COP-15 in Copenhagen in December 2009 was also noted. The Southeastern Anatolia Project in Turkey was recognized as a model of sustainable development providing both livelihood opportunities and flood protection, though it was agreed that the situation could be improved with better climate data and modeling products to provide better seasonal predictions of rain.

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Turkey3151 (BL?)MS4 (3151 (a-d))2009
Turkey3151 fdcMS4 and cancel and cachet on FDC


2009 (July 8 - 10)
G-8 Summit
Aquila, Italy

In recent years the G-8 summits have paid increasing attention to issues related to the environment and climate change. The general goal is to bring political will to bear in the fight against global warming and climate change, though these summits also discuss many other matters of international importance and are by no means a forum dedicated solely to climate change issues. At the Aquila Summit, the leaders agreed on a goal that rich nations should cut emissions by 80% by 2050 while the rest of the world should reduce them 50%, in the hope that such action might limit global warming to a temperature increase of 2°C above pre-industrial levels (at the 2008 G-8 Summit the leaders had agreed to a 50% reduction by 2050, though the baseline from which such cuts would be made was not specified). The 2009 meeting did not suggest a clear baseline either. These goals were immediately criticized as not responding to the urgency of the issue because they are for a time too far into the future. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the UN, stated that ambitious mid-term targets for 2020 must also be established, and that in the absence of such targets the G-8 nations were essentially "failing to shoulder their historical responsibilities". He also stated that the G-8 leaders had to come up with financial incentives for poorer countries to reduce pollution and aid to help them mitigate the effects of climate change. The weak consensus obtained at this G-8 meeting did not augur well for the negotiations planned for December in Copenhagen at the 2009 UN Climate Change Conference.

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Italy2947 (Mi?)2009


2009 (September 22)
UN Summit on Climate Change
New York, USA

Nearly 100 world leaders attended the one-day UN Summit on Climate Change. They had been invited by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who stated that the objective was to "mobilize the political will and vision needed to reach an ambitious agreed outcome based on science at the UN climate talks in Copenhagen". No obvious progress was made. In his summary statement after the meeting, Ki-moon said to the leaders: "Your words have been heard around the world. Let your actions now be seen. There is little time left. The opportunity and responsibility to avoid catastrophic climate change is in your hands."

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
United Nations994b (Mi?)MS10 (10x 994 + 10 labels)2009


2009 (December 7 - 15)
UNFCCC - COP-15 (15th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change); (2009 UN Climate Change Conference)
Copenhagen, Denmark

The goal of this meeting was to establish a successor to the Kyoto Protocol: a global climate agreement that would come into effect in 2013 after the expiry of the first commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol. However, after intense negotiations only a weak nonbinding agreement on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, with no legal status, was achieved. US President Obama fought for a more substantive deal, but in a stunning display of realpolitik, China/PRC refused. The next international climate conference, COP-16, will take place in Mexico City in December 2010.

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Denmark1422 (Mi1521)2009
Denmark1423 (Mi1522)
Denmark1422-1423 fdcTwo stamps and cachet on FDC
Denmark1444 (Mi1539)From booklet of 10 (10x 1444), with booklet cover2009
Denmark1445 (Mi1540)
Denmark1422-1423+1444-1445 packPresentation pack2009
DenmarkNonePostcard back2009
GermanyNoneDHL envelope2009
Guinea RepublicBL1682In (upper) margin of SS1 (Mi6539)2009"Conférence ... Copenhague, concernant les changements climatiques"
MozambiqueBL314SS12010
United Nations994b (Mi?)In (left) margin of MS10 (10x 994 + 10 labels)2009Conference (referred to in text and in upper-right margin)


2010 (April 20 - 22)
Conferéncia Mundial de los Pueblos sobre el Cambio Climático y los Derechos de la Madre Tierra (CMPCC)
(Peoples' World Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth)
Cochabamba, Bolivia

This activist conference considered that climate change is a threat to humanity and Mother Earth and affirmed the need for "climate justice". It criticized the failure of the Copenhagen Conference to come to an agreement on greenhouse gases and climate change. More specifically, the goals of the conference were to:

  1. analyze the structural and systemic causes that drive climate change and to propose radical measures to ensure the well-being of all humanity in harmony with nature;
  2. discuss and agree on the project of a Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth;
  3. agree on proposals for new commitments to the Kyoto Protocol and projects for a COP Decision under the UN Framework for Climate Change that will guide future actions in those countries that are engaged with life during climate change negotiations and in all UN scenarios, related to climate debt, climate change migrants and refugees, emissions reductions, adaptations, technology transfer, finance, forests and climate change, indigenous peoples, and a shared vision;
  4. work on the organization of the Peoples' World Referendum on climate change;
  5. analyze and develop an action plan to advance the establishment of a Climate Justice Tribunal; and
  6. define strategies for action and mobilization to defend life from climate change and to defend the rights of Mother Earth.

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Bolivia1422 (Mi1801)2010"Calentamiento Global" (global warming)
Bolivia1423 (Mi1802)
Bolivia1422-1423 fdcTwo stamps and cancel and cachet on FDC


2010 (November 29 - December 10)
UNFCCC - COP-16 (16th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change); (2010 UN Climate Change Conference)
and
CMP-6 (6th Session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol)
Cancun, Mexico

The goal of this meeting was to continue the negotiations started in the Copenhagen Conference on a replacement for the Kyoto Protocol. Some progress was made and summarized in the "Cancun Accord", which describes actions to limit greenhouse gas emissions and help developing nations to build sustainable futures and to protect themselves from the impacts of climate change.

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Mexico2721 (Mi?)2010
Mexico2721 fdcStamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
Mexico2721 cardFDC (FDOI) card


2010 (October 10 - 21)
UNCCD - COP-10 (10th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification)
Changwon, Gyeongam, South Korea

The meeting continued international work on desertification, land degradation and drought with the goal of building tools to be used in the implementation of the UNCCD's 10 year strategic plan (2010 - 2019).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Korea (South)2371 (Mi2841)From MS16 (2371a (16x 2371))2011UNCCD-COP-10, Changwon, Gyeongam, South Korea
Korea (South)2371 fdcStamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
Korea (South)2371 folderFDC folder, with text


2011 (November 28 - December 9)
UNFCCC - COP-17 (17th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change); (2011 UN Climate Change Conference)
Durban, South Africa

Climate change: the meeting sought international agreement on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but different nations had different agendas and no substantive progress was made.

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
IndonesiaNoneCancel and cachet on cover2011


2012 (June 20 - 22)
UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio + 20)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

This conference took place 20 years after the original UN Conference on Environment and Development (the Rio Earth Summit) in 1992. For this reason it is also referred to as "Rio+20". The broad goal of this conference was to reinvigorate the global partnership for sustainable development that was launched 20 years ago at the Rio Earth Summit. A wide range of factors related to sustainable development was discussed. With respect to climate, the conference stated that "climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time" and that "combating climate change requires urgent and ambitious action, in accordance with the principles and provisions of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change" (UNFCC). To this end, the conference urged all parties to fully implement their commitments under the UNFCC, the Convention on Biological Diversity and the UN Convention to Combat Desertification. (More details are found in paragraphs 190, 191 and 192 of the conference report).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Brazil3218 (Mi?)MS24 (a-x)2012
Brazil3218h maxiMaxicard (stamp 'h')
Brazil3218a+b+3218e-f fdcFour stamps and cancel and cachet on FDC
Brazil3218c-d+3218g-h fdcFour stamps and cancel and cachet on FDC
Brazil3218i-j+3218m-n fdcFour stamps and cancel and cachet on FDC
Brazil3218k-l+3218o-p fdcFour stamps and cancel and cachet on FDC
Brazil3218q-r+3218u-v fdcFour stamps and cancel and cachet on FDC
Brazil3218s-t+3218w-x fdcFour stamps and cancel and cachet on FDC
Brazil3219MS3 (3219 (a-c))
Brazil3219a-c fdcThree stamps and cancel and cachet on FDC
Guinea RepublicUnknown ms (Mi?)2012
Guinea RepublicUnknown fdcMS4 and cachet on FDC
Guinea RepublicUnknown ss (BL?)
Guinea RepublicUnknown fdcSS1 and cachet on FDC
Monaco2679 (Mi?)2012
Monaco2679 fdcStamp and cancel on FDC
Sri Lanka1763 cover (Mi1805 cover)Cancel and cachet on cover2012
United Nations1048 (Mi?)From MS20 (1048a (20x 1048))2012
United Nations1048 fdc1Stamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
United Nations1048 fdc2Stamp and cancel and cachet on FDC, plus (un-canceled) stamps from all three UN sites.
United Nations (NY + Geneva + Vienna)1048 + 553 + 515 fdcThree stamps and three cancels and cachet on FDC2012
United Nations (NY + Geneva + Vienna)1048 + 553 + 515 scSouvenir Card
United Nations (Geneva)553 (Mi?)From MS20 (553a (20x553))2012
United Nations (Geneva)553 fdc1Stamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
United Nations (Geneva)553 fdc2Stamp and cancel and cachet on FDC, plus (un-canceled) stamps from all three UN sites.
United Nations (Vienna)515 (Mi?)From MS20 (515a (20x 515))2012
United Nations (Vienna)515 fdc1Stamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
United Nations (Vienna)515 fdc2Stamp and cancel and cachet on FDC, plus (un-canceled) stamps from all three UN sites.


2012 (November 26 - December 7)
UNFCCC - COP-18 (18th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change); (2012 UN Climate Change Conference)
and
CMP-8 (8th Session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol)
Doha, Qatar

The goal of this conference was to continue the work of the last few COP meetings and continue to create building blocks that will be part of an eventual successor to the Kyoto Protocol. The aim is now for the successor to come into existence by 2015. The main accomplishment of this 2012 Doha conference was to formalize a new structure for climate negotiations and agreements: the old structure, in which only developed countries had the legal obligation to reduce emissions, was replaced in favour of a structure in which all countries, developed or developing, will have that obligation. In the future there will be a single negotiation forum, known as the Durban Platform, under which all countries will work together. This is a major step: until recently the developed and developing countries were on separate negotiation tracks.

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Qatar1086 (Mi?)From MS8 (1086 (8x 1986))2012
Qatar1086 fdc1Stamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
Qatar1086 fdc2Stamp and cancel (same) on FDC


2015 (March 14 - 18)
3rd WCDR (World Conference on Disaster Reduction)
Sendai, Japan

In this conference, the Hyogo Framework for Action, 2005-2015, which was adopted by the 2nd WCDR in 2005, was reviewed and evaluated, and served as the basis for defining a program of seven global targets for reducing disaster risk in the coming years after 2015. Natural disasters have various causes, one of which is climate change. The conference recognized that "addressing climate change as one of the drivers of disaster risk, while respecting the mandate of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, represents an opportunity to reduce disaster risk in a meaningful and coherent manner throughout the interrelated intergovernmental processes". The Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change was recognized as one important international partner in the pursuit of goal related to disaster risk reduction.

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Bosnia (Muslim)Unknown (Mi?)From pair, or from MS10 (10x unknown)2015
Bosnia (Muslim)Unknown fdcStamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
BrazilUnknown1 (Mi?)From strip of 2 (unknown1-2)2015
BrazilUnknown2 (Mi?)
BrazilUnknown fdcStrip of 2 and cancel and cachet on FDC
Hungary4342 (Mi5762)2015
Hungary4342 fdcStamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
IndonesiaUnknown st3 (Mi?)Strip of 3 from MS24 (8x (strip of 3))2015
IndonesiaUnknown1-3 fdcOne of three stamps on FDC
IndonesiaUnknown ss (BL?)SS1
JapanUnknown (Mi?)From MS10 (10x unknown)2015
JapanUnknown folderMS10 folder
JapanUnknown fdcStamp and cancel on FDC; or alternate cancel2


2015 (November 30 - December 11)
UNFCCC - COP-21 (21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change); (2015 UN Climate Change Conference)
Paris, France

Following extensive preparatory work, and taking advantage of an increasing international social conscience about man-made global warming (e.g. following the May 2015 encyclical of Pope Francis) and also of recent international announcements (e.g. the US-China November 2014 agreement on climate change), in COP-21 around 195 countries signed an agreement that lays the foundation for international cooperation to fight global warming, including a goal of no more than a 2ºC global temperature increase, mechanisms for mobilizing climate finance and embedding international climate legislation into national action, and differentiation between the responsibilities of developed and developing countries.

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
BelgiumUnknown bkBooklet back, also booklet front and interior with pane of 10 (5x unknown1-2)2017"The Paris Agreement on climate adopted during the UN Conference on Climate Change in December, 2015" (in French text)
France4919 (Mi6320)2015
FranceUnknown folderFolder cover from (lettre-verte) personalized postage MS8 (a-h)2015"la 21ième conférence des Nations unies sur les changements climatiques (COP-21), aussi appelée 'Paris Climat 2015'"
FranceNone(Pictorial) cancel2015
FranceNoneCachet on cover2015
FranceNoneStamped envelope, also detail2015
FranceUnknown sc (Mi? sc)Souvenir card2016"COP-21".
SamoaUnknown ms (Mi?)MS4 (a-d)2015
United Nations1125 (Mi1498)From MS30 (1125a (30x 1125))2015
United Nations1125 fdcStamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
United Nations (Geneva)612 (Mi937)From MS30 (612a (30x 612))2015
United Nations (Geneva)612 fdcStamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
United Nations (Vienna)578 (Mi900)From MS30 (578a (30x 578))2015
United Nations (Vienna)578 fdcStamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
United Nations
UN (Geneva)
UN (Vienna)
France
1125 fdc
612 fdc
578 fdc
4919 fdc
Four different stamps and (3 UN and 1 French) cancels and cachet on FDC2015


2016 (November 7 - November 18)
UNFCCC - COP-22 (22nd Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change)
Marrakesh, Morocco

Climate change (technical negotiations to begin the implementation of the COP-21 Paris Accord)

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
MoroccoUnknown strip (Mi?)Strip of 2 (a-b) from MS20 (10x strip of 2)2016"COP-22"


2017 (November 6 - November 17)
UNFCCC - COP-23 (23rd Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change)
Bonn, Germany

In the context of a sensitive international political environment, this conference worked to establish the foundations of a Paris "rulebook" (the set of technical rules and processes needed to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate). In the first partnership of its kind, Fiji presided over the Conference while Germany provided the meeting facilities.

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
FijiUnknown1 (Mi?)2017"COP-23"
FijiUnknown2 (Mi?)
FijiUnknown3 (Mi?)
FijiUnknown4 (Mi?)


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