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UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), adopted in 1992, is the main vehicle for promoting international efforts to combat climate change. A series of UNFCCC meetings are taking place working towards a new international climate change agreement to follow, or run in parallel to, the Kyoto Protocol.

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Sun shining through the trees in the Amazon forest

Dutch companies move to counter climate change by tackling deforestation

Four companies based in the Netherlands, Essent, Eneco, Desso and Dutch Development Bank FMO, are launching a unique programme to reduce tropical deforestation in an effort to tackle climate change. …   | Dutch

19 Nov 2013 | News story

Woman with baby carrying water back from the well to her village, near Catine, Mozambique

First-ever Environment and Gender Index ranks 72 countries

Warsaw, Poland 19 November 2013 — Today at the UN climate change conference in Warsaw, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) will release the first-ever Environment and Gender Index which monitors gender equality and women’s empowerment in the environmental arena. …   | Spanish | Dutch

19 Nov 2013 | International news release

Kolkheti National Park

Protected Areas as natural solutions to climate change

Can nature help us face climate change? A pilot project by IUCN in the Caucasus shows concrete opportunities for natural, cost-effective solutions to climate change in Georgia. …  

20 Nov 2012 | News story

Ocean acidity - new Google Earth tour

A new guide on ocean acidification and a new tour on Google Earth, showing the speed and scale of impact CO2 emissions will have on the ocean, is being launched today at The Ocean in a High CO2 World Symposium in Monterey, California. …  

01 Oct 2012 | Article

Mangrove - focus december 2011

A natural safety net

As climate change increases the incidence of natural disasters like flooding and landslides, governments are looking for ways to protect their people and they’re finding that nature can help. …   | French | Spanish

06 Sep 2012 | Article

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