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Among the number of internationally accepted agreements, decisions and protocols, some of the major documents that are relevant in shaping actions and dialogues on climate change are the following.

UN Framework Convention
Kyoto Protocol
Bali Road
The Copenhagen Accord
Cancun Agreements
Derban Outcome

UN Framework Convention on Climate Change 1992

The Convention establishes a general framework through which intergovernmental efforts to tackle the challenge posed by climate change is guided.  Atypical of the framework is its recognition of the climate system as a shared resource whose stability can be affected by industrial and non-industrial emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.

Kyoto Protocol 11Dec 1997

The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement that emanates from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The Protocol is the most strapping of similar international agreement as it sets compulsory greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions targets for 37 industrialized countries and the European community. The reduction is an average of five per cent cut from the 1990 levels in the five year period 2008-2012.

Bali Road December 2007

The Bali Road Map was adopted at the 13th Conference of the Parties and the 3rd Meeting of the Parties in December 2007 in Bali. The Road Map is a set of forward-looking decisions that represent the work that needs to be done under various negotiating “tracks” that is essential to reaching a secure climate future.

The Copenhagen Accord December 2009

The 15th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC and the 5th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol took place in Copenhagen and was hosted by the Government of Denmark. Also sitting were the thirty-first sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), the tenth session of the Ad hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP), and the eighth session of the Ad hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA).

Cancun Agreements November 2010

The Cancun Agreements is an ever all-rounded parcel of the agreements that is tied between governments under the brokering of the UNFCCC. It poses to help developing nations deal with climate change and neatly posits the mechanisms. The pillars that from this most comprehensive initiative that targets at emission reduction and building green economy are finance, technology and capacity-building.

Derban Outcome

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