The United Nations established the “United Nations Framework on Climate Change” in 1994 to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations at a level that would prevent dangerous human-induced interference with the climate.

There are global meetings between most of the countries in the world every year. A major one was held in 2015 in Paris, which made important commitments:

  • To keep global temperatures “well below” 2.0C… limit “them to 1.5C”
  • Reaching a peak in greenhouse emissions “as soon as possible“ – net-zero
  • To review each country’s contribution to cutting emissions every five years
  • For rich countries to help poorer nations by providing “climate finance”

The next major conference is going to be held in Glasgow from November 1-12. Click here to find out details