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United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

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UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE

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State in 60 Seconds: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

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Understanding the International Consultation and Analysis (ICA) process under the UNFCCC

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A history of climate change negotiations

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Welcome to #COP23 - 2017 UN Climate Change Conference

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is an international environmental treaty adopted on 9 May 1992 and opened for signature at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro from 3 to 14 June 1992. It then entered into force on 21 March 1994, after a sufficient number of countries had ratified it. The UNFCCC objective is to "stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system". The framework sets non binding limits on greenhouse gas emissions for individual countries and contains no enforcement mechanisms. Instead, the framework outlines how specific international treaties may be negotiated to specify further action towards the objective of the UNFCCC
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    • Conferences of the Parties 

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    • Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE) 

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