Ten years ago today the world’s first legally binding climate change deal came into force. First agreed in 1997, it took eight years for participating countries to ratify the Kyoto Protocol. The deal was fairly simple.
Where was the first climate treaty signed?
The Convention was adopted on 9 May 1992 and opened for signature on 4 June 1992 at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro (known by its popular title, the Earth Summit).
When was the first climate change policy?
Since the early 1970s, climate activists have called for more effective political action regarding global warming and other environmental anomalies. In 1970, Earth Day was the first large-scale environmental movement that called for the protection of all life on earth.
When was the first UN climate change conference?
1995 — The first Conference of the Parties (COP 1) takes place in Berlin. 1994 — UNFCCC enters into force. An introduction to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. 1992 — The INC adopts UNFCCC text.
Was the Kyoto Protocol the first climate change?
The Kyoto Protocol was adopted as the first addition to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), an international treaty that committed its signatories to develop national programs to reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases.
What is climate change history?
Climate change is the long-term alteration in Earth’s climate and weather patterns. It took nearly a century of research and data to convince the vast majority of the scientific community that human activity could alter the climate of our entire planet.