November 1988 – Formation of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was formed, made up of leading scientists and climate change experts. It held its first meeting in Geneva and aimed to assess scientific knowledge on climate change, analyse its effects and formulate practical solutions.
August 1990 – Publication of IPCC’s First Assessment Report
The IPCC’s First Assessment Report concluded that man-made emissions were adding to the natural greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Unless measures were adopted to limit emissions, this addition would lead to an average increase in global temperature.
June 1992 – Signing of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
At the Rio Earth Summit, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was signed by 154 countries. The main objective was to stabilise greenhouse gases in th
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