Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: April 25, 2008 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412963893 | Print ISBN: 9781412958783 | Online ISBN: 9781412963893 | Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
OECD Annex 1 Expert Group on the UNFCCC
Elizabeth R. Purdy
THE ANNEX 1 Expert Group (AIXG) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) was created in 1994, as an ad hoc cadre of government officials from the departments of environment, energy, and foreign affairs of countries that have committed to Annex 1 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Annex 1 acknowledges the impact of human behavior on global warming and climate change. The UNFCCC treaty of 1992 attempted to develop well-articulated methods of reducing global warming and formulating specific responses to climate change. Most OECD member states have signed Annex 1, as have other nations from Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, which was created after the break-up of the Soviet Union. Most nations who have signed the UNFCCC have also signed the more powerful Kyoto Protocol. Countries who commit to the UNFCCC officially acknowledge that climate change is of major concern ...