UN Conference On Climate Change On Oct 23

New Delhi, October 17: | Updated: Oct 18 2002, 05:30am hrs
The United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP-8) beginning on October 23 here will review the actions taken by various countries to mitigate the climate change by reducing emission of greenhouse gases (GHG).

The conference assumes more significance as the recent data released by the UN has revealed that such emissions in 25 countries has gone up by by 8.4 per cent since 1990 even as the signatories to the Kyoto Protocol struggle to cut down GHG, said an official release issued on Thursday.

Under the convention on climate change, which had come into force in 1994, developing countries including India were not required to meet any specific target for reduction of GHG but the developed nations were specifically required to reduce emissions to the 1990 levels by 2000.