The policy process on climate change
Z. Sarvašová, A. Kaliszewskihttps://doi.org/10.17221/4549-JFSCitation:Sarvašová Z., Kaliszewski A. (2005): The policy process on climate change. J. For. Sci., 51: 108-114.
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change accepted in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro provides principles and framework for cooperative international action on mitigating climate change. But it soon became clear that more radical targets were needed to encourage particular countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In response, countries that have ratified the United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change accepted the Kyoto Protocol in 1997. The rulebook for how the Kyoto Protocol will be implemented – the Marrakech Accord, was agreed in 2001. This paper describes political instruments and facilities of mitigating climate change by forestry proposed in those political documents.Keywords:
climate change; UNFCCC; Kyoto Protocol; forestry; flexibility mechanisms