The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was the basis for the Kyoto Protocol and serves as the foundation for international climate change policy. It has near-global participation by governments. The Convention does not establish binding limits on greenhouse gas emissions, but establishes an overall structure for intergovernmental action to address climate change. Its ultimate objective is to facilitate stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a safe level.
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action to address climate change.Its ultimate objective is “stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous interference with the climate system.
To accomplish this, the Convention outlines three responsibilities for governments: (1) gathering and sharing information on greenhouse gas emissions, national policies, and best practices; (2) initiating national strategies for addressing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to expected impacts; and (3) cooperation for the planning of climate change adaptation.