The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was adopted in May 1992 in New York and was opened for signature during the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), popularly known as the Earth Summit, held in Rio de Janeiro from 3 to 14 June 1992. The objective of the treaty is to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system. The Convention sets an overall framework for intergovernmental efforts to tackle the challenges posed by climate change. It recognizes that the climate system is a shared resource whose stability can be affected by emissions of greenhouse gases. The 195 countries are Parties to the Convention.
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The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) is a five-year initiative funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), which started in 2010, to assist developing countries in their response to the challenges posed by climate change. It does this by providing research, technical assistance, and sharing the best available knowledge on climate change and development to support policy processes at the country level. A key feature of CDKN is that it is demand led and will be responding to gaps and needs identified on the ground to roll out country engagement strategy. Over the next five years, it aims to work in 60 developing countries.READ MORE >>
Integrated Development Society (IDS) Nepal is a non-profit development NGO, committed to improving the quality of life for poor and underprivileged people in Nepal, in both rural and urban areas. Established in 2000, IDS Nepal strives to achieve its vision primarily through sustainable and community-based infrastructure development programs. IDS Nepal focuses on their capacity building and their ownership in development process.READ MORE >>