Turkish NGO admitted to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

Consumer Associations Federation of Turkey became a member of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in observer status.

Turkish NGO admitted to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

Consumer Associations Federation (TUDEF) of Turkey became a member of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in observer status.

Chairman Ali Cetin of TUDEF, in his written statement, said in the past two years they have been endeavoring to unite their efforts on climate change with the international struggle.

"TUDEF applied to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to become a member in observer status 16 months ago. The Secretariat admitted our application during a meeting in Cancun," he said.

Cetin said, "a very important step has been taken for Turkey and TUDEF on climate change. TUDEF is the first NGO in Turkey in observer status and the 6th NGO in the world."

Over a decade ago, most countries joined an international treaty -- the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) -- to begin to consider what can be done to reduce global warming and to cope with whatever temperature increases are inevitable. More recently, a number of nations approved an addition to the treaty: the Kyoto Protocol, which has more powerful (and legally binding) measures.

The Convention on Climate Change sets an overall framework for intergovernmental efforts to tackle the challenge posed by climate change.

Under the Convention, governments: gather and share information on greenhouse gas emissions, national policies and best practices,launch national strategies for addressing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to expected impacts, including the provision of financial and technological support to developing countries, cooperate in preparing for adaptation to the impacts of climate change

The Convention entered into force on 21 March 1994.


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