Climate Change Convention
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC ) is an international environmental treaty, launched at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, in June 1992. It aims at stabilizing greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system. Annual meetings among the parties, abbreviated as COPs, are organized. Tropical forests entered with force into the agenda of the UNFCCC since the COP in Bali in 2007 launched a “roadmap” for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (see under REDD).