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The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and its Kyoto Protocol: a guide to the climate change negotiations

September 2008

This publication provides a clear introductory guide to the key structures, participants and decision making processes involved with the international climate negotiations. With the climate change negotiations are proceeding towards a post-2012 agreement the process has never been more complex, with 6 different sets of negotiations, including the Convention and Protocol meetings, the Subsidiary Body meetings, and two Ad Hoc Working Groups. It follows that understanding, and keeping track of the process is even more difficult now than it has been in the past.