Editorial - Climate change
Article from: OGEL 1 (2004), in Climate Change
Concerns about climate change are a recent phenomenon, originating only in the late 1980s, when the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) launched the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 1988, a scientific body with climate experts from all over the world. The findings of the IPCC and its various Assessment Reports paved the way for gradual international action. The first step towards an international regime was taken in May 1992 when the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was adopted, which ...