Pretoria – The latest edition of the UNFCCC Newsletter includes video messages from Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa, and from UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres, plus a wealth of information on the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban (28 November to 9 December 2011). See UNFCCC
About the UNFCCC
With 195 Parties, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has near universal membership and is the parent treaty of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. The Kyoto Protocol has been ratified by 193 of the UNFCCC Parties. Under the Protocol, 37 States, consisting of highly industrialized countries and countries undergoing the process of transition to a market economy, have legally binding emission limitation and reduction commitments. The ultimate objective of both treaties is to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that will prevent dangerous human interference with the climate system.