World Rainforest Movement

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).


Articles from the WRM Bulletin

Books and Briefings

  • From REDD to HEDD

    Posted on November 17, 2008

    WRM contribution to the Convention on Climate Change  Forests, everyone knows, are good for the climate – which makes it all the more important that governments and international community should work to protect them. But many current...

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  • Convention on Climate Change. Privatising the Atmosphere?

    Posted on November 17, 2002

    The solution to climate change –which is already happening and being suffered by millions of people around the world– is in theory quite simple: to substantially reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, particularly carbon...

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  • The carbon shop: planting new problems

    Posted on December 9, 2000

    By Larry Lohmann Even the smallest changes in the earth’s climate have always made a big difference to human societies. When a volcanic eruption in 535 AD brought about slightly cooler, drier weather, the results included...

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  • Declaration of Heredia on Climate, Forests and Plantations

    Posted on March 28, 2009

    Heredia, 28 March 2009 We, organisations of civil society from every continent, have met in Costa Rica between 24 and 28 March to share experiences, visit peasant communities, think and present proposals on the question of climate,...

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  • Mount Tamalpais Declaration

    Posted on May 11, 2000

    San Francisco, May 2000 We, the undersigned non-governmental organizations, wish to express extreme concern about the role envisaged for tree plantations in helping industrialized countries meet their commitments to reduce greenhouse gas...

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  • WRM statement to the Fourth Conference of the Parties of the Climate Change Convention

    Posted on November 11, 1998

    Buenos Aires, November 1998 Declaration The WRM is deeply concerned about the direction in which the climate change negotiations seem to be leading, particularly after the Kyoto Protocol. A great number of Northern governments appear to be...

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Other Relevant Information


  • Women and Climate Change

    Posted on December 29, 2010

    Produced by Gender CC, Women for Climate Justice , with the support of the WRM International Secretariat Directed by Flavio Pazos Voice: Lori Nordstrom Based on the work of: Ana Filippini – WRM Andrea Guzmán – CENPROTAC,...

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