Official Documents on Climate Change


UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (Klimarahmenkonvention):

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was signed in 1992 to deal with the impacts of human activities on the global climate system. The agreement came into force on 21 March 1994 and has been ratified by more than 150 countries of the world. It contains no legally binding targets or timetables, but the general interpretation was that developed countries should stabilise their greenhouse gas concentrations at a safe level between 1990 and 2000.





The Kyoto Protocol to the UNFCCC is a legally binding protocol, under which industrialized countries will reduce their collective emissions of greenhouse gases by 5.2% relative to the levels emitted in 1990. It would enter into force if 55 nations have ratified it, provided that these ratifications include countries that account for at least 55% of total carbon dioxide emissions in 1990.




Marrakesh Accords

Official UNFCCC document on the outcome of COP7

The final document is included in the official report of COP7 and comes in 4 parts:

Part 1: includes the Marrakesh Ministerial Declaration, capacity building, funding, sinks and single projects

Part 2: includes JI, CDM, Emissions trading and Accounting for assigned amounts

Part 3: includes compliance and articles 5, 7 and 8

Part 4: includes LDC expert group, IPCC, Adaptation and National Communications




Documents of the EU

The "Climate action and renewable energy package"
On 23 January 2008 the European Commission put forward a far-reaching package committing to reduce its overall emissions to at least 20% below 1990 levels by 2020. It has also set itself the target of increasing the share of renewables in energy use to 20% by 2020. The "Climate action and renewable energy package" sets out the contribution expected from each Member State to meeting these targets and proposes a series of measures to help achieve them.
23.01.08, © EU

Adapting to climate change in Europe – options for EU action
Green Paper from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions.
© European Commission, 2007

Communication "Limiting Global Climate Change to 2° Celsius: The way ahead for 2020 and beyond
On 10 January 2007 the European Commission set out proposals and options for keeping climate change to manageable levels in its Communication "Limiting Global Climate Change to 2° Celsius: The way ahead for 2020 and beyond."
© European Commission

European Climate Change Programme (ECCP)

Linking Directive
With the adoption of the EU's Linking Directive, carbon credits from Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Joint Implementation (JI) projects under the Kyoto Protocol will be able to be imported for use in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS).

EU Emission Trading Directive
Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 October 2003 establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community

ETS Review
Responding to Article 30 of the ETS Directive the Commission has submitted a report to the European Parliament and the Council considering the functioning of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS)
COM(2006)676 final

GREEN PAPER. A European Strategy for Sustainable, Competitive and Secure Energy
©> European Comission, 2006


Documents of Austria

Nationaler Zuteilungsplan fur Osterreich
gemäß § 11 Emissionszertifikategesetz fur die Periode 2008-2012
Jänner 2007, © Lebensministerium

Die österreichische Klimastrategie 2002

3. Nationaler Klimabericht 2001


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