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The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

Geographic relevance: International

Language: Inglés

Data type: Legal citations

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This was the first international agreement on climate change. It sets the global framework for negotiations on climate change and 197 countries are parties. It contains general obligations for countries to:

  • Take mitigation measures to avoid dangerous climate change; and
  • Take adaptation measures to protect impacted communities.

But, as a framework convention, its commitments are general to permit adjustments over the years as scientific evidence, understanding and political will evolves.

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