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The “Rio Earth Summit” in 1992 can be seen as the start of international efforts to fight climate action as we know them today. At this conference, among others, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was adopted. In it, for the first time, the stabilization of greenhouse gases “within a time-frame sufficient to allow ecosystems to adapt naturally to climate change, to ensure that food production is not threatened, and to enable economic development to proceed in a sustainable manner” was set as a goal. Although still very vague, it was the first of its kind that almost all countries ratified.