Background and Following the Negotiations

In 1992, countries joined in an international treaty, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, as framework for international coorporation to combat climate change. Together, the parites meet annually in the Conferences of the Parties (COP) to discuss, negotiatate, and assess plans in fighting climate change. In 1997, the Kyoto Protocol, a legally binding agreement in which developed country parties must reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, was adopted. In 2015, the Paris Agreement was adopted.

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