The UNFCCC sets an overall framework for intergovernmental efforts to tackle the challenge posed by climate change. It recognises 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.
Under the Convention, Governments:
- gather and share information on greenhouse gas emissions, national policies and best practices;
- launch national strategies for addressing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to expected impact, including the provision of financial and technological support to developing countries; and
- cooperate in preparing for adaptation to the impacts of climate change.
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- Signed: 9 May 1992 Entered into force: 21 March 1994