Climate Change : A Serious Problem Facing The International Community

1014 Words Nov 15th, 2016 5 Pages
Climate change continues to be a serious problem facing the international community, and efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions require global cooperation. As it stands, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change spearheads the international community 's efforts to tackle climate change by establishing an international climate change regime, but the UNFCCC is not without its critics. Meanwhile, the US-China Climate Change Agreement suggests the potential for bilateral or mini-lateral forums to deal with climate change. If you were tasked with reforming the current climate change regime, what revisions would you make to increase its effectiveness?

It has been almost 25 years since the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was convened at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Many countries came together to tackle climate change through the “stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system” At that time, the effects of climate change was not conspicuous and the public knowledge of climate change was limited. Today, almost 25 years after the inception of the UNFCCC treaty, the results have been contrary to the global commitment; our global carbon emissions have risen to a historic high. Since the UNFCCC was first ratified, technological advances has been make, public knowledge has expanded and the climate change debate has intensified, yet it seems the…

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