United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Unverified non-profit organisation

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is an international treaty between 195 countries which aims to enable Parties to the Convention to cooperatively consider what they can do to limit average global temperature increases and the resulting climate change, and to cope with the inevitable impacts of the change.

The UNFCCC secretariat supports all institutions involved in the international climate change negotiations. What happens beyond 2012 is one of the key issues governments of the 195 Parties to the Convention are currently negotiating.

Climate change is a complex problem, which, although environmental in nature, has consequences for all spheres of existence on our planet. It either impacts on— or is impacted by— global issues, including poverty, economic development, population growth, sustainable development and resource management.



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About this organisation

Partnership types

Advocacy of global issues

Regions / countries / territories

Europe: Germany

Global issues

Environment and climate change