The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is an international treaty opened at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro from 3 to 14 June 1992. It was entered into force on 21 March 1994. The UNFCCC objective is to stabilize the greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system. The framework set no binding limits on greenhouse gas emissions for individual countries and contains no enforcement mechanisms. Instead, the framework outlines how specific international protocols may be negotiated to set binding limits on greenhouse gases.
Consider the following statements:
- UNFCCC is an international treaty.
- UNFCCC objective is to stabilize the greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere
Which of the following statements are correct:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) None of the above