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Timeline on action on climate change since 1992

1992 At the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, governments agree the United
Framework Convention on Climate Change. Its key objective is "stabilization of
greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent
dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate…

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2007 The IPCC's Fourth Assessment Report concludes it is more than 90% likely
that humanity's emissions of greenhouse gases are responsible for modernday
climate change.

2007 The IPCC and former US vicepresident Al Gore receive the Nobel Peace
Prize "for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about…

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2011 Data shows concentrations of greenhouse gases are rising faster than in
previous years.


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