Friday, June 12, 1992

Coastal and marine carbon introduced in the UNFCCC

On 12 June 1992, 154 nations signed the UNFCCC, which upon ratification committed signatories' governments to reduce atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases with the goal of "preventing dangerous anthropogenic interference with Earth's climate system."

Blue carbon related text follows, highlighted for emphasis:

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change / May 9, 1992 / S. Treaty Doc No. 102-38, 1771 U.N.T.S. 107


“Aware of the role and importance in terrestrial and marine ecosystems of sinks and reservoirs of greenhouse gases” – PREAMBULA

“Promote sustainable management, and promote and cooperate in the conservation and enhancement, as appropriate, of sinks and reservoirs of all 11 greenhouse gases not controlled by the Montreal Protocol, including biomass, forests and oceans as well as other terrestrial, coastal and marine ecosystems” – ART 4.1(d)

“Cooperate in preparing for adaptation to the impacts of climate change; develop and elaborate appropriate and integrated plans for coastal zone management, water resources and agriculture, and for the protection and rehabilitation of areas, particularly in Africa, affected by drought and desertification, as well as floods; ART 4.1(e)

(This blog psot has been backdated)