United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
3/13/2005

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Over a decade ago, most countries joined an international treaty --
the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
(UNFCCC) -- to begin to consider what can be done to reduce global
warming and to cope with whatever temperature increases are inevitable.
Recently, a number of nations have approved an addition to the treaty:
the Kyoto Protocol, which has more powerful (and legally binding) measures. 

"Ratification of the Convention has not led to wide implementation
of its goals, most evident in the policies of the US, China and India ..."