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United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 

Author(s) : UNITED NATIONS (NATIONS UNIES)

Type of article: Files on regulations

Summary

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was adopted in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 and came into force in 1994. It is part of one of the three so-called "Rio conventions". In 2015, it had been ratified by 195 countries. It is based on three main principles: the precautionary principle, the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities, and the principle of the right to development. The Kyoto Protocol and the Paris agreement are derived from this Convention.

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English version

Pages: 33

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French version

Pages: 25

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Details

  • Original title: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 
  • Record ID : 30027329
  • Languages: French, English
  • Subject: Regulation, Environment
  • Publishers: United Nations
  • Publication date: 1992

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