United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

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An international environmental treaty that aims to:

  1. stabilise GHG concentrations at a level to prevent dangerous human interference with the climate system within a time frame that would allow ecosystems to naturally adapt to climate change
  2. ensure food production is not threatened
  3. allow economic development to continue in a sustainable manner.

Under the Convention, governments

  • gather and share information on greenhouse gas emissions, national policies and best practices
  • launch national strategies for addressing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to expected impacts, including the provision of financial and technological support to developing countries
  • cooperate in preparing for adaptation to the impacts of climate change.


United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change publication