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United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has near universal membership and is the parent treaty of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. The Kyoto Protocol has been ratified by 192 of the UNFCCC Parties. These pages capture news of climate change and stories about the groundswell of climate action by governments, companies, cities, the UN and civil society around the globe

Follow their direct link to learn more about the Kyoto Protocol.

Australian Government - Department of the Environment is the official government body that deals with all matters environmental. Search this page for government responses and programs regarding climate change.

Climate Change in Australia provides climate change projections developed to support the planning needs of the natural resource management sector and to provide information to assist climate adaptation processes.

The Australian Research Institute for Environment and Sustainability (AIRES) is a research, consultancy and education centre at Macquarie University that supports change towards sustainable development within government, business and the community/ Be sure to check their 'About Sustainability' link in the left-hand sidebar.

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is an international non-governmental organisation working on issues regarding conservation, research and restoration of the environment. There is lots of information here regarding the science impacts and solutions to climate change. Also links to other organisations and professional papers.

World Meteorological Organization is the UN system's authoritative voice on the state and behaviour of the Earth's atmosphere, its interaction with the oceans, the climate it produces and the resulting distribution of water resources. Jump straight to their education pages

Search their media centre for news releases regarding global temperatures and much more.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the leading international body for the assessment of climate change. It was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

Read through the latest (2014) Assessment Report for up-to-date view of the state of scientific knowledge relevant to climate change, including statistics and analysis of changes occurring.

CSIRO has a page devoted to understanding the role of the atmosphere in the Earth system and providing comprehensive, rigorous science to help Australia understand, respond to and plan for a changing climate. Sites2See - The Carbon Cycle and Us (a NSW Department of Education site) has a page of resources available to help you understand the Carbon Cycle.

NASA - Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2 - Learn about NASA's first dedicated Earth remote sensing satellite to study atmospheric carbon dioxide from Space. Explore the images, and video footage to collect information about global temperatures and emissions and more.