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The Convention and the
Over a decade ago, most countries joined an
international treaty -- the
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
-- to begin to consider what can be done to reduce global warming
and to cope with whatever temperature increases are inevitable. More
recently, a number of nations approved an addition to the treaty:
Kyoto Protocol, which has more powerful (and legally binding)
UNFCCC secretariat supports all institutions involved in the
climate change process, particularly the COP, the subsidiary bodies
and their Bureau.
This section contains numerous resources --
for beginners or experts -- such as introductory and in-depth
publications, the official UNFCCC and Kyoto Protocol texts and a
search engine to the UNFCCC library.
Kyoto Protocol -- What it means
The Kyoto Protocol, an international and legally binding
agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, entered into
force on 16 February 2005.