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1979 First World Climate Conference - first major international forum to raise the alarm bells.
1987 Montreal Protocol was the beginning of a successful phase-out of ozone depleting chemicals, primarily CFCs, which are also greenhouse gases.
1990 In this same year, the IPCC released its report giving scientific evidence of climate change, and the UN General Assembly approved the start of treaty negotiations to deal with the problem of climate change.
1992 FCCC is the ‘parent’ treaty of the Kyoto Protocol. It was signed by 169 countries. More to come on this in the next slide.
COP - “Parties” refers to Convention signatories.
More on the Berlin Mandate later, too.
The AGBM meetings were preparations for the Kyoto meeting.