United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
An international environmental treaty that aims to:
- 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
- ensure food production is not threatened
- 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.