Today marks the 20th anniversary of the entry into force of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). To celebrate the past, present, and future of international climate change law, the UNFCCC Secretariat created this timeline that provides perspective on the progress that’s been made since the 1992 signing and the 1994 entry into force.
In addition to providing historical facts, the timeline also lays the groundwork for Trivial Pursuit, UNFCCC Edition. Did you know that Angela Merkel, then Germany’s Environmental Minister, presided over the first Conference of Parties (COP1) in Berlin? And that she did so the year that Toy Story (I, that is) was released?!