“Perhaps the most successful international environmental agreement to date was the Montreal Protocol, in which states agreed to the need to phase out the use of ozone-depleting substances.” Thus, under the agreement, China will be able to increase these emissions by an astonishing number of years – 13. They can do whatever they want for 13 years. We don`t. India is conditional on its participation in receiving billions and billions of dollars in foreign aid from industrialized countries. There are many other examples. But at the end of the day, the Paris agreement is very unfair, at the highest level, to the United States. There are also international agreements on the use of tropical hardwoods and logging. The International Tropical Woods Agreement was established in 2006 to “promote the expansion and diversification of international trade in tropical timber from sustainably managed and legally harvested forests and promote the sustainable management of tropical timber-producing forests.” 71 countries have signed the UN-sponsored agreement. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is an international scientific group of nearly 200 member countries, established in 1988 under the aegis of the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

International Agreements on the Use of Tropical Hardwoods There are two important agreements within the framework of the UNFCCC: a number of international treaties deal with the protection of geographical indications in whole or in part. Below are links to relevant contracts managed by WIPO, as well as to the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). After the resounding success of the Montreal Protocol, international attention shifted to the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Greenhouse gases are gases in a planet`s atmosphere that absorb and emit infrared rays in all directions. When these radiations are directed downwards towards the planet`s surface, they warm the surface, leading to what is called the greenhouse effect. The main greenhouse gases in the Earth`s atmosphere are water vapour (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O) and ozone (O3). As human activity increased the level of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, the greenhouse effect accelerated and caused global warming. While the greenhouse effect was first suspected in the late 19th century, international concern increased in the 1980s, with an increase in signs of rising global temperatures, as well as supporting data showing an increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations.