Legal Concepts and Policy Trends
Chapter 6: Regulation of forests by the international climate change regime
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change was negotiated at the Earth Summit (Rio 1992) and entered into force on 21 March 1994. The 1992 Convention attributes the high presence of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere to industrialized nations.2 It also directs industrialized nations to take responsibility for this3 and creates a framework for addressing climate change at the international level.4 The convention boasts almost universal membership with 192 parties having ratified the instrument.
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