Many countries are vulnerable to the negative effects of climate change in large part because they lack the domestic resources to support projects and innovations that would, for example, help stave off agricultural disasters or ease the transition to a clean energy economy.
Parties The Convention divides countries into three main groups according to differing commitments:
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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ( IPCC ) is a scientific intergovernmental body , [ 1 ] [ 2 ] set up at the request of member governments. [ 3 ] It was first established in 1988 by two United Nations organizations, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and later endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly through Resolution 43/53.
This marker indicating the sea level is placed on the path from Jerusalem to the Dead Sea .
Sea ice is frozen seawater that floats on the ocean surface. Blanketing millions of square kilometers, sea ice forms and melts with the polar seasons, affecting both human activity and biological habitat. In the Arctic, some sea ice persists year after year, whereas almost all Southern Ocean or Antarctic sea ice is "seasonal ice," meaning it melts away and reforms annually.
Trends in global average absolute sea level, 1870-2008. [ 1 ]
Deforestation , clearance or clearing is the removal of a forest or stand of trees where the land is thereafter converted to a non-forest use. [ 1 ] Examples of deforestation include conversion of forestland to farms, ranches, or urban use.
Climate change is a significant and lasting change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns over periods ranging from decades to millions of years.
Conference of the Parties
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