Climate Change

The ever advancing industrialization of communities across the globe and the need for energy to fuel these improvements has brought with it the escalation in global greenhouse gas emissions, particularly carbon dioxide (CO2).

Greenhouse gases get their name from the greenhouse effect  which leads to global warming and the threat of catastrophic climate change.

Recognising these concerns the United Nations set up the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 1992. The convention came into effect in 1994 with near universal approval with 195 countries agreeing;

The ultimate objective of the Convention is to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations “at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic (human induced) interference with the climate system.”