A Short History of the Framework Convention on Climate Change
1979 First World Climate Conference
1987 Montreal Protocol signed in Montreal
1988 The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) established
1990 Second World Climate Conference
1992 Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC) signed at the UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio
1995 The First Session of the Conference of the Parties to the FCCC (ratifying States) in Berlin [Berlin Mandate established]
1996 The Second Session of the Conference of Parties (COP2) in Geneva
1997 Meetings of the Ad hoc Group on the Berlin Mandate (AGBM)
1997 The Third Session of the Conference of Parties (COP3) in Kyoto
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.