United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC or FCCC) is an international environmental treaty produced at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), informally known as the Earth Summit, held in Rio de Janeiro from June 3 to 14, 1992. The objective of the treaty is to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.

UNFCCC also acts as the main coordinating body of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Joint Implementation (JI) projects, both of which are instruments developed under the Kyoto protocol to stimulate GHG reductions through tradable credits. UNFCCC web portal enables access to details for various CDM and JI projects.

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Information

Organization Type: 

International Agency

Regions: 

Global

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