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United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

The UNFCCC is a “Rio Convention”, one of three adopted at the “Rio Earth Summit” in 1992. Its sister Rio Conventions are the UN Convention on Biological Diversity and the Convention to Combat Desertification. The three are intrinsically linked. It is in this context that the Joint Liaison Group was set up to boost cooperation among the three Conventions, with the ultimate aim of developing synergies in their activities on issues of mutual concern. Preventing “dangerous” human interference with the climate system is the ultimate aim of the UNFCCC. This includes the Kyoto Protocol (and Doha Amendment) which commits Parties by setting internationally binding emission reduction targets
date: March 21, 1994


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