U.N. Climate Change Summits

U.N. Climate Change Summits

The UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) is a treaty of almost 200 parties whose main goal is to “stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system”, or address and develop policy recommendations to mitigate climate change. It was formed during the UN Conference on Environment and Development in 1992 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (also known as the Earth Summit).

Brighter Green has participated, on-site and remotely, in several recent UNFCCC conferences. The COP (Conference of the Parties) serves as the supreme body of the Convention, and meets annually to review its progress. There are also subsidiary bodies to assist the COP. The two permanent subsidiaries are the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) which convene with temporary bodies throughout the year.

Along with partner organizations, we disseminate our research to educate and encourage policy action on the detrimental effects of industrial animal agriculture on climate change, as well as Indigenous People, local economies, biodiversity, public health, and animal welfare.