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United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UN FCCC)

United nations framework convention on Climate Change (UN FCCC) was signed during the 1992 Earth Summit in Río de Janeiro, Brazil. Climate change was introduced as an area that required special attention warranting a separate convention during the preparations to the Earth Summit. The UN FCCC was a first attempt to create a way to deal with climate change resulting from human activity. The states acknowledged that carbon emissions and greenhouse gasses do not recognize national borders, thus states need to cooperate to address climate change. Because the consensus on global warming due to human activity was not yet achieved among the expert communities and state parties, the convention was precautionary rather than proactive. The differential impact of advanced industrialized countries on bringing about this ...

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