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1. What is the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)? What is the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)?
What are the major scientific facts in the IPCC that provide evidence that the Earth is warming up? Why are some scientists saying that the climate change is NOT man-made (e.g. human industrial activities) but a "natural phenomenon"?

2. Describe the current governmental approach to mitigating (controlling) the climate change problem. Choose two Asian countries.

Contrast the mitigation programs of the two countries. How effective are the climate change programs? Why or why not?

- Brief introduction explaining the purpose of the countries that have chosen to contrast.
- Brief conclusion summarizing the major conclusions.
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1. What is the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)? What is the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)?
What are the major scientific facts in the IPCC that provide evidence that the Earth is warming up? Why are some scientists saying that the climate change is NOT man-made (e.g. human industrial activities) but a "natural phenomenon"?

UNFCCC is the international treaty joined by nations beginning in 1992, to work cooperatively on the needs to limit global temperature warming and the effects of climate change on the planet. The framework convention created negotiations to meet the needs of emission reductions for the world, legally binding the countries that signed the Kyoto Protocol to reduce emissions through stated targets. There 195 parties currently to the Convention and 192 participate in the Kyoto Protocol. Negotiations continue to help discover ways to reduce the effects of climate change as much as possible in all countries.

The IPPC is the leading body, internationally, charged with assessing the current state of climate change and providing the supporting scientific views of knowledge. The panel provides yearly updates on what knowledge is available on climate change and how it will potentially affect both environmental and socio-economic decisions. The Panel was formed from the ...

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This solution provides a review of the United Nations and other agencies and their attempts to understand global warming through research.

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