- EU Commission's Environment Directorate-General (DG) — 13 Dec 2007
- The main role of the European Commission's Environment Directorate-General (DG) is to initiate and define new environmental legislation and to ensure that agreed measures are put into practice in the EU Member States. The European Union is at the forefront of international efforts to combat climate change and has played a key role in the development of the two major treaties addressing the issue, the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and its Kyoto Protocol, agreed in 1997.
- EU Press Pack on Energy and Climate Change — 08 Oct 2009
- EU Swedish Presidency — 02 Oct 2009
- EU's 'Climate Action' Website — 08 Oct 2009
- The European Commission's climate campaigns.
- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) — 04 May 2007
- The IPCC was established to provide the decision-makers and others interested in climate change with an objective source of information about climate change. The IPCC does not conduct any research nor does it monitor climate related data or parameters. Its role is to assess on a comprehensive, objective, open and transparent basis the latest scientific, technical and socio-economic literature produced worldwide relevant to the understanding of the risk of human-induced climate change, its observed and projected impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation.
- United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 15) in Copenhagen, 7-18 December 2009 — 04 Sep 2009
- Danish host country website
- United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) — 02 Oct 2009
For references, please go to www.eea.europa.eu/soer or scan the QR code.
This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe’s environment.
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