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Kyoto Protocol

The Kyoto Protocol is an international treaty from 1997. It is connected to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It has in essence been replaced by the Paris Agreement, agreed at COP21 in December 2015. The Kyoto Protocol set more concrete targets for reducing emissions than the convention does. The targets were however far …

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INDC – Intended Nationally Determined Contribution

INDC Intended Nationally Determined Contributions

INDCs are the plans countries write which describe which climate action they’re intending to take, to contribute to the global efforts to combat climate change. INDC stands for Intended Nationally Determined Contribution. The plans can include mitigation efforts, adaptation measures and intended or needed climate finance. Once the plans have been submitted to the UN …

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UNFCCC – United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

UNFCCC logotype. Source: UNFCCC flickr

UNFCCC is the climate convention under the United Nations, signed by practically all countries in the world. It is an international treaty aiming at avoiding dangerous climate change. The convention was adopted in Rio de Janeiro 1992. The formal name is the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, but most often the abbreviation UNFCCC is used. …

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