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The Global Fire Monitoring Center and the Global Wildland Fire Network – A Thematic Platform of the UNISDR System The Global Wildland Fire Network will Develop common international principles or standards in fire management Develop a proposal for a Global Agreement and a set of Regional Agreements on Transboundary Cooperation in Fire Management Foster the sharing of know-how & resources in capacity building in fire…

The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement linked to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which commits its Parties by setting internationally binding emission reduction targets. Recognizing that developed countries are principally responsible for the current high levels of GHG emissions in the atmosphere as a result of more than 150 years of industrial activity, the Protocol places a heavier burden on developed…

Parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) reached a landmark agreement on December 12 in Paris, charting a fundamentally new course in the two-decade-old global climate effort. Culminating a four-year negotiating round, the new treaty ends the strict differentiation between developed and developing countries that characterized earlier efforts, replacing it with a common framework that commits all countries to put forward…
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