In 1994, 192 countries ratified an international treaty -- the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), commonly known as "the Convention" -- to begin to consider what can be done to reduce global warming (mitigation) and how to cope with whatever temperature increases are inevitable (adaptation). More recently, a number of nations approved an addition to the treaty: the Kyoto Protocol, which has more ambitious (and legally binding) measures.
OECD actively participates in the annual UN conferences on climate change and has done so for many years.
2011: COP17 Durban
2010: COP16 Cancun
2009: COP15 Copenhagen
2008, "COP14" held in Poznan, Poland
2008, "COP13" held in Bali, Indonesia.
2007, "COP12" held in Nairobi, Kenya.
For further information:
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OECD work with G8 for the 2009 L'Aquila Summit
OECD work on climate change -- listed by theme