Summaries for Interlinkages
Convention on Climate Change


The Convention Secretariat:

Office location:
Haus Carstanjen, Martin-Luther-King-Strasse 8, D-53175 Bonn, Germany
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 260124, D-53153 Bonn, Germany
Tel: (49-228) 815-1000
Fax: (49-228) 815-1999
Email: secretariat@unfccc.de
Web: http://www.unfccc.de



Brief
Objectives
Article 2 - Stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system ... within a time-frame sufficient to allow ecosystems to adapt naturally to climate change, to ensure that food production is not threatened, and to enable economic development to proceed in a sustainable manner.

During the Kyoto Convention (COP3, 1997), industrialized countries have agreed to reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases by, on average, 5.2 percent during the commitment period 2008-2012, relative to 1990.


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