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UNFCCC - United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

UNFCCC - United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

192 countries around the world have joined an international treaty that sets general goals and rules for confronting climate change.

The Convention sets an ultimate objective of stabilizing greenhouse gas concentrations "at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic (human induced) interference with the climate system." It states that "such a level should be achieved within a time-frame sufficient to allow ecosystems to adapt naturally to climate change, to ensure that food production is not threatened, and to enable economic development to proceed...

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Climate change in Montenegro

The process of preparation of the Initial National Communication began in April 2008, and was financially supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), through a project of the Montenegrin Government and the UNDP / GEF – “Enabling Activity for the Preparation of Montenegro’s Initial National Communication to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – UNFCCC“. The main objective of the project was strengthening of technical and institutional capacity to address climate change issues and their integration into sectoral and national development priorities.

The first drafts of national GHG inventories for 1990 and 2003 were prepared in 2005, in the framework of the Memorandum of Cooperation signed by and between the ministries of environment of the Republic of Italy and Montenegro...

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Kyoto protocol

The Kyoto Protocol of 1997 (entered into force in 2005) represents a step in the direction of reversing the global trend of rising GHG emissions. The Protocol set legally binding quantified targets for developed, industrialized countries to reduce their GHG emissions on average by 5% by 2012 (in relation to 1990).

Both the UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol are based on the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities of developed and developing countries (grouped in different Annexes of the Convention/ Protocol) for the previous increase in GHG concentrations in the atmosphere and global warming as well as for future action towards resolving the problem of climate change...

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Copenhagen accord

Final Document of the 15th Conference on Climate Change which was held in Copenhagen in December 2009 (the Copenhagen Agreement) is characterized, inter alia, by the following:

- For the first time a global agreement was reached on limiting the temperature increase to less than 2°C in relation to the pre-industrial period, thus confirming the position of the scientific community that the temperature rise should not exceed this limit;

- It is not legally binding, but represents the first step towards setting up legally binding and quantified targets for reducing emissions for the period 2013 - 2020 and in long term until 2050 (which is expected to be achieved at the next conference in Mexico)...

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