Archiv für den Tag: UNFCCC




The Doha Climate Conference 2012

Abgelegt in Climate Change

The eighteenth annual United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held each year in Doha, Qatar, concluded on December 8 without making any measurable progress in its effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions into the environment. The climate conference did succeed in extending the Kyoto Protocol that was due to expire at the end of 2012 to 2020. It was also agreed to extend the development of a new protocal until next year. (more…)




Convention on Climate Change in Durban

Abgelegt in Climate Change

The United Nations is hosting the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17), which is a convention on climate change, in Durban, South Africa. The Conference of the Parties has met every year since 1995. COP17 began on Nov. 28, 2011 and will end Dec. 9, 2011. Governmental representatives from close to 190 nations will be in attendance. Several nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and international organizations will also be at the convention. (more…)




Can Greenhouse Gas Emissions Be Controlled?

Abgelegt in Climate Change

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC):
Because of increasing concerns over the rising levels of GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions into the earth’s atmosphere from industrialized nations, the UNFCCC treaty was entered into by most countries in 1992. This was the beginning of formal considerations revolving around the issue of how to minimize the impact that industrialization has had over the decades on the earth’s atmosphere and climate change. (more…)




The Greenhouse Effect

The greenhouse effect is fairly basic science, simple enough in principle to explain in elementary science curriculum. Sunlight passes through the transparent glass of a greenhouse roof. When it reaches an opaque surface, some of the energy is converted to heat which cannot escape as readily. As a result, temperatures increase inside the greenhouse. In the model, atmospheric gasses act like a glass roof and elevate the Earth’s temperature. (more…)