UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

The Convention on Climate Change (1992), the Kyoto protocol (1997) and the Paris Agreement (2015) set an overall framework for intergovernmental efforts to tackle the challenge posed by climate change. It recognizes that the climate system is a shared resource whose stability can be affected by industrial and other emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.

The Convention is base on 4 main principles:
  • intergenerational fairness
  • common but differentiated responsibility
  • protection of the most vulnerable parts of the world
  • precautionary principle

The Czech Republic signed the Convention on 13 June 1993 and ratified it on 7 October 1993 (Nr. 80/2005 Coll.).

For further information please visit: http://unfccc.int/2860.php