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Eco-terrorism or negligence

Posted by on Mar 4, 2021 in Articles | Comments Off on Eco-terrorism or negligence

It looks like the current environmental disaster that came down on the coast of Israel in the form of massive oil pollution is of human-caused origin. And a well-definite party, Iran, had a hand in it, because it has threatened to wipe out the Jewish state long ago. However, without being able to do it through military means, it is not afraid to use such dirty tricks as a veritable environmental terrorism. It is that definition which the Minister of Ecology Gila Gamliel said during her press conference in Jerusalem. According to her, a ship called Emerald was implicated in that act. About a month before the accident, this ship left the Iranian port and passed through the Suez Canal to the Mediterranean Sea. And what is particularly interesting, when entering the economic waters of Egypt, the tanker’s automatic...

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Who will help with a planetary scale problem?

Posted by on Dec 24, 2020 in Articles | Comments Off on Who will help with a planetary scale problem?

Our organization “Jerusalem Hand”, whose mission is to protect the environment, support and rehabilitate people who have become victims of natural disasters, as well as provide the latest information on natural disasters around the world, is concerned about the fate of the drifting iceberg, code-named A68. Recall: A massive Antarctic iceberg the size of a small country is heading for the island of South Georgia with concerns it could disrupt the British territory’s economy and its wildlife. Iceberg A-68A broke off the Larsen C ice shelf on the east of Antarctica’s peninsula in July 2017 and is about the same size as South Georgia, where it’s feared it could be heading. The organization has already appealed to the Israeli authorities, as well as to the UAE, in order for the parties to take certain actions to prevent a disaster....

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The Chernobyl accident consequences liquidator’s day is a holiday and oblivion at the same time

Posted by on Dec 13, 2020 in Articles, Ukraine | Comments Off on The Chernobyl accident consequences liquidator’s day is a holiday and oblivion at the same time

December 14 is the day when people honor the liquidators of the Chernobyl accident consequences that happened in 1986. The “Jerusalem Hand” Organization, remembers the heroes of those days and hopes that in Israel people will take better care of them than today. Three and a half decades ago, hundreds of millions of people were in mortal danger. Then, in April 1986, the exploded reactor power unit of the Chernobyl NPP threatened the safety of living across vast territories. The dedicated efforts of rescuers who came to the scene of the accident from all republics of the USSR, which existed at that time, prevented a catastrophe on the truly planetary scale. And then, in record time, the Shelter was built over the destroyed reactor, that is a complex of protection structures that prevented radiation leaks into the external environment....

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International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development (5 December)

Posted by on Dec 4, 2020 in Articles | Comments Off on International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development (5 December)

Volunteers are a pivotal part of our society. Since the dawn of time, society has been incentivized by fiscal gain. But volunteers are the only individuals who have broken this norm time and time again and have come to aid the public in times of turmoil. The news has always paid tribute to the volunteers for all their social work, whether it is front-line as an essential worker or helping vulnerable neighbors; volunteers have always been there. We like to thank our Volunteers from the bottom of our hearts for their contribution to the Economic and Social Development of the entire world. They have always been available and have worked tireless days and nights for the betterment of our society. Sometimes, Volunteers might feel like they are not being appreciated enough for their hard work. In those times, we...

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Political change might be a way to solve community healthcare problems

Posted by on Nov 17, 2020 in Articles, Moldova | Comments Off on Political change might be a way to solve community healthcare problems

The state of medicine in a country is one of the indicators of its level of development. Unfortunately, many countries in the world cannot boast of truly effective and at the same time affordable and yet available medical care. The statistics shows that almost all countries in the post-Soviet territory are in this category. According to the information officially published by WHO, none of them are among the leaders in terms of health care and they are significantly lagging behind. This causes sincere concern among humanitarian organizations, whose activities are closely related to medicine. Moreover, the world has been gripped by the coronavirus pandemic for almost a year, which started spreading in the spring and today has returned again as a second wave. The sudden increase in the number of people infected with the urgent need for hospitalization revealed...

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World Tsunami Awareness Day (5th November)

Posted by on Oct 31, 2020 in Articles | Comments Off on World Tsunami Awareness Day (5th November)

The head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction welcomed the resolution adopted by the General Assembly recognizing 5 November as World Tsunami Awareness Day. Many disasters would not happen and many lives and livelihoods would be saved if there was greater public awareness of the threats posed by natural hazards such as tsunamis. Tsunami Awareness Day will help to focus attention on measures which can be taken to reduce risks from both man-made and natural hazards and to ensure that more people live and work in places which are free from the threat not just of tsunamis but other sudden onset hazards such as earthquakes, floods and storms. The proposal was first suggested by the Japanese Government after the Third UN Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction held in Sendai in March this year. Japan has suffered...

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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public

Posted by on Apr 12, 2020 in Articles | Comments Off on Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public

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2019–20 coronavirus pandemic – LIVE Map

Posted by on Jan 15, 2020 in Articles | Comments Off on 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic – LIVE Map


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Posted by on Oct 14, 2017 in Articles | Comments Off on RECENT DEADLIEST EARTHQUAKE IN MEXICO

The recent deadliest earthquake of 7.1 magnitude hit Puebla state, a distance of 123 km from Mexico city. A total number of 230 people were reported dead, hundreds of homes and businesses were destroyed during the incident the rescue mission crew including those from Israel worked together in an operation to rescue, search and recover survivors. A total number of 21 students and 4 adults died after a private school collapsed while they were still in the building. it is believed that more than 40 buildings in the city were completely destroyed while thousands were left unstable. 52 people were rescued alive from the collapsed building according to the city mayor. Many people moved to the capital to seek shelter after their homes and properties were destroyed. There was indefinite closing of schools due to power cut off, it...

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Brace yourself to counter the El Nino effect this year

Posted by on Jan 29, 2016 in Articles | Comments Off on Brace yourself to counter the El Nino effect this year

You must have heard of the term “Natural Disaster” or “Act of God” in many contexts. In fact, the word “Natural disaster” is a misnomer. Nature loves her children and would not do anything to harm them at any cost. It is man alone, who by his selfish acts prompts Nature to act otherwise. Thus, every so-called natural disaster is actually the handiwork of man. However, for the sake of consistency we shall refer to such disasters as natural disasters. One such disaster waiting to happen anytime in 2016 is the El Nino Phenomenon. What is the El Nino? The El Nino is a climatic phenomenon. The rise in pollution and rampant deforestation is the cause of the greenhouse effect. This causes an increase in the temperature of the seawaters. This increase in the temperature of the seawater around...

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The November 30th Paris Climate Summit

Posted by on Dec 12, 2015 in Articles | Comments Off on The November 30th Paris Climate Summit

November 30th 2015 marked the beginning of the two weeks climate summit in Paris. In this conference the world leaders are expected to delegate over means to slow down the pace of climate change. The meeting has been marked by many names popular among them is COP21, which stands for the 21st meeting of the Conference of Parties which are among the United Nations Framework on Climate Change. The very first COP meeting ever held was held in Berlin in 1995, and the very famous of them was COP3, which yield the 1997 Kyoto Protocol in order to limit greenhouse gas emissions. In 2009 a Copenhagen conference was held but it failed to produce a meaningful agreement, therefore the world leaders are trying again to kick start the negotiations once again. The main objective of this conference is to...

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Why can Arab terror be compared to a natural disaster

Posted by on Nov 13, 2015 in Articles | Comments Off on Why can Arab terror be compared to a natural disaster

It’s time to internalize: the struggle with the Arabs is the kind of weather phenomenon that will continue and the occasional surprise. We just need to know how to properly prepare.     In the beginning of the XXth century 400 people  died annually because of a thunderstroke.400 people a year. Just because of a thunderstroke. Only in the USA. The various processes of urbanization and development of new technologies reduced this number in a dramatic way.  Nowadays “just” 30-40 Americans per year die from a thunderstroke. Natural disasters go along with the mankind throughout the course of history. Some countries and nations suffer very much from earthquakes, floods and tsunami, from colossal forest fire, from hurricanes and tornadoes, from hot or cold weather, accompanied by extremely high or extremely low temperature. In the last decade about one million...

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El Niño

Posted by on Sep 25, 2015 in Articles | Comments Off on El Niño

El Niño is at Our Doorstep: World Expecting the Great Storm Forest fires, high temperatures and typhoon. This is what will happen in December, according to meteorologists, when El Niño, which is centered on reversing water temperature, will occur. Prof. Haim Kutiel from Israel explains What is the El Niño? The El Niño, a climate phenomenon that is essentially an abnormal heating of the eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean waters, which causes extreme weather changes in the coast and in other places around the world. The name El Niño (in Spanish: “the boy”) was invented by local fishermen to describe the hot current that appears in Peru’s and Ecuador’s beaches every year in December, around Christmas – the day Jesus Christ was born, according to Christianity. Usually, the raise in water temperatures is not significant and the warm currents disappear...

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10 best adventures for volunteers

Posted by on Sep 23, 2015 in Articles | Comments Off on 10 best adventures for volunteers

Probably, everyone had times in their lives when he or she just wanted to forget about everything and go somewhere to a warm country to make good deeds. This feeling is extremely high during a state of complete vitamin deficiency on the threshold of spring. So, it turns out, that there are some people who do good things continually and absolutely free of charge, and they are called volunteers. There is a lot of various directions and ways where volunteers can apply their virtuous abilities. Let’s talk about the most touching and appreciative of them, i.e. taking care of wild animals. Below you will find a list of 10 volunteer opportunities, which anyone can experience for 2 weeks in his or her life. From a work as a caretaker for the pandas in China to protection of sea turtles...

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Manual for aspiring volunteers and fans of agritourism

Posted by on Sep 23, 2015 in Articles | Comments Off on Manual for aspiring volunteers and fans of agritourism

Your neighbor on a plane was telling you amazing story, how he was collecting bananas in Ecuador last year; and a year before that he was riding a horse on a rancho in Idaho. Lucky guy, but how could he manage to get there and had he known anything about pesticides, which are widely used on banana plantations in Ecuador?! He slowly exhales, “WWOOF,” leaving you totally confused. Let us explain you something: he was participating in a volunteer program, which involves free work abroad in exchange for accommodation and food, while during your free time you can easily discover the world and have a lot of fun, that’s what usually happening. We are sure that you have already heard about summer school for students in America or Europe, but you graduated many years ago with a golden medal...

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UK Met Office Predicts Anomalous Heat

Posted by on Sep 22, 2015 in Articles | Comments Off on UK Met Office Predicts Anomalous Heat

We already have a pretty clear indication of what the weather 2016 situation is likely going to bring us. We know that one of the main components to the weather prediction from the U.K. Met Office concerns the subject of anomalous heat. It’s a subject that’s worth taking seriously.   Weather 2016 Predictions The U.K. Met Office has made it clear in no uncertain terms that the weather next year is going to be very warm indeed. 2014 was a hot one, with record temperatures being set across the globe. 2015 continued that trend. If the U.K. Met Office has anything to say about it, weather 2016 is going to keep the ball rolling, drawing us back to the simple fact that the consequences of climate change are vast. While weather prediction is a tricky, intricate science, the U.K....

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When Disaster Strikes

Posted by on Sep 19, 2015 in Articles | Comments Off on When Disaster Strikes

Nobody is ever truly prepared for when a natural disaster strikes. Though it is becoming easier to measure possibility of occurrence, there remains some level of arbitrariness with natural disasters: the exact time, the locations most likely to be hit/affected; the magnitude and the scope of the expected damage. All of those remain unpredictable even when precautionary measures have been taken. In the immediate aftermath of any natural disaster, immediate medical and material (food and clothing) relief flood in. Everyone becomes concerned and does his or her best to help. However, for the victims of such disasters, recovery is often a long, tedious and painful process. Many are often unable to pull what was left of their lives back together. Tuesday, January 12, 2010. Near the town of Leogane, 25 kilometers west of Port-au-Prince, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck...

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Emergency Telephone Numbers

Posted by on Jul 14, 2015 in Articles | Comments Off on Emergency Telephone Numbers

The difference between salvation and catastrophe is the ability to make the right choice!   On this page we present information sheet containing the emergency telephone numbers from around the world.        Africa Country Police Ambulance Fire Notes  Algeria 17 14 National Gendarmerie – 1055; Counter Terrorist Unit – 1548; Support for children – 3033; Mobile phones – 112.  Angola 110 118  Ascension Island 999  Botswana 911 Police – 999; Ambulance – 997; Fire – 998; Mobile phones – 112.  Cameroon 112 Police – 117; Ambulance – 119; Fire – 118.  Cape Verde 132 130 131  Chad 17 18  Djibouti 17 351 351 18  Egypt 122 123 180 Tourist Police – 126; Traffic Police – 128; Electricity emergency – 121; Gas emergency – 129.  Ethiopia 911 Police – 991; Ambulance – 907; Fire – 939;Traffic police – 945....

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Emergency Kit

Posted by on May 14, 2015 in Articles | Comments Off on Emergency Kit

Emergency Kit List of products and items that appears below is a recommendation to any owner of a family and a business and designed to meet the first three days after the disaster (especially earthquake). If a strong earthquake will occur, many citizens will have to cope on their own in the first 72 hours. It is important to pack the kit bag will be easy to carry and place it where it would be easier and faster to find if necessary. • Enough water for each family member (taking into account three liters per day) • Water purification tablets for drinking and cooking purposes • Portfolio and First Aid Guide • Medicines that family members are taking (about a week) • Fire extinguisher • Flashlights with extra batteries and bulbs • Radio (transistor) with a set of extra...

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Sunken Cities

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015 in Articles | Comments Off on Sunken Cities

10 sunken cities of the Ancient World The history of the ancient almost mythical civilization of Atlantis, still stirs the imagination. The idea that the city just went under water due to natural disaster, excites consciousness. Therefore, in each new settlement, which is under the water, see the mythical Atlantis. Here, we’ll show you the ten most famous sunken cities. 1. Tronis – Heraklion, Egypt This city Greeks called Heraklion, and the Egyptians – Tronis. Once he was on the northern coast of Egypt and was considered one of the most important port cities of the Mediterranean, and now he’s at the bottom of the sea, which once served. Recently, a city that 1200 years, was found under water and gradually opens its secrets. Artifacts that rises to the surface, indicate that at one time it was a big...

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Climatic Weapons

Posted by on Mar 6, 2015 in Articles | Comments Off on Climatic Weapons

Climatic weapons against our world One book of Sidney Sheldon called “Are you afraid of the dark” became a bestseller in the United States lately. The story is not too difficult. One dishonorable scientist, who was a head of big corporation, discovered the way to control the weather. And now he blackmails several states like that: “Send one billion dollars to my account or all orange plantations will be destroyed by hail. All your farmers will go bankrupts, you will have unrest everywhere, revolutions…” or “If you want I can push one button and giant wave will remove all your oil platforms from this planet forever?”. But this story has a happy end – evil genius successfully dies because of his climate control system. Does it look like imaginary story? Or there’s something real in there? The author describes...

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Five most terrible fires of the XX century

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in Articles | Comments Off on Five most terrible fires of the XX century

In the XX century in different countries on different continents, there was a lot of destructive fires, burning the city and takes away hundreds of lives. Went century, improved methods of fighting fires, but completely protect themselves from the violence of fiery elements humans can not to the present day.   1906. Fire in San Francisco California is earthquake-prone places in the world, and earthquakes cause widespread destruction on its territory. However, the main culprit of the tragedy that occurred in San Francisco in April 1906 has become massive fire. Destruction suffered almost all water pipes, leaving San Francisco without water. As a result of the disaster killed the chief of the city fire brigade, so firefighters were left without leadership. According to local reporters, the first fire broke out ostensibly because some kind of women who cook on...

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The most difficult places to live on Earth

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in Articles | Comments Off on The most difficult places to live on Earth

 We analyzed several regions of the world, dominated by extreme climatic conditions. On our planet, there are places where require resistance, resourcefulness and skills for survival. The most extreme conditions on earth are the following places. List of the twelve places that you probably would prefer to pass by. Indeed, the weather at these points so badly that endangers human life.   The most difficult places to live on Earth 1. The Pole of Cold: Located in Verkhoyansk (Russia). The lowest temperature (-67.6 degrees Celsius) was recorded in 1892. The city is home to about 1,200 people. 2. Fire Mountain: Mount Merapi, Indonesia. It is the largest volcano in Indonesia on the island of Java. He constantly threatening smoulders. Dying local residents, tourists and volcanologists. 3. The Perfect Storm: Gonaives, Haiti. The city is often subjected to impact subtropical...

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Possible causes of volcanic activity

Posted by on Jan 16, 2015 in Articles | Comments Off on Possible causes of volcanic activity

Possible causes of volcanic activity In recent years, volcanic activity on the planet has risen sharply. The earth literally smokes from dozens of active volcanoes. Today there are active volcanoes in countries such as Iceland, Hawaii, Indonesia, Mexico, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Japan and many others. Many volcanoes – not just awe-inspiring show, they bring harm to people, sometimes there are victims volcanoes often occurs evacuation. Because of this, many people think – Does of volcanoes eruptions season? Amazing but this “season” may have. Volcanoes do not distinguish between seasons, but there may be other factors that influence the activity of their eruptions.   Eruption, caused by change the speed of rotation of the planet Rotation of the planet has a direct impact on the change of the seasons, but the Earth’s rotation is associated with less...

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Five years After Haiti Earthquake

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in Articles, Haiti | Comments Off on Five years After Haiti Earthquake

Five years After Haiti’s Earthquake, where died 230 thousand people In Haiti, the death toll from a powerful earthquake that occurred on 12 January 2010 exceeded 230 thousand people. This was reported by the Minister of Communications of the island nation, Marie-Laurence Jocelyn Lasegue. According to her, this sad statistic is not yet final. Part of the victims had been buried in the first days after the disaster of their family members, the minister pointed out. Prime Minister of Haiti, Jean-Max Bellerive said that the January earthquake had already set a record for the number of casualties as a result of any natural disaster on the two American continents. The government earlier was also noted that, a variety of injuries and injured more than 300 thousand people, more than 1 million homeless. State of the Union of South American...

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Weather prediction for 2015

Posted by on Jan 2, 2015 in Articles | Comments Off on Weather prediction for 2015

Weather prediction for 2015 What Nostradamus said: In the middle of the XXI century is expected to global warming, which will cause flooding of coastal areas in Europe. Astrologer gave a prediction for a near-term, the next in 2015, which according to the Eastern calendar, the year of the Goat. “Year of the Goat, we think that is very whimsical year. Capricious goat – today say one thing, tomorrow another. American clairvoyant Jody Senkirik: Now, in his opinion, there is a tendency of deterioration of natural conditions in the world, and because of the actions of the people themselves. Senkirik fears that in 2015 the earth will be covered something incomprehensible. As he said, it’s not a hurricane category five, and not an earthquake, although it can also be. To earthlings, said the clairvoyant, will be faced with something...

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Useful tips to survive the winter

Posted by on Jan 2, 2015 in Articles | Comments Off on Useful tips to survive the winter

Useful tips to survive the winter   Gloomy sky, cold and long nights, survive the winter is not so simple. Let’s be honest, most of us do not like winter, and everyone has their own reasons. Millions of people around the world (75% of them – women) suffer from the fact that summer is over. Psychologists talk about seasonal depression, sleep and doctors recommend taking vitamins, chef at work growls. Scientists explain that in a depressed mood, and aversion the winter, to blame a small gland in the brain that produces melatonin – a hormone. Due to the lack of sunlight in the cold winter days, gland produces more melatonin hinting the body, which in the cold winter is not necessary to hang around on the street. Fight with a lack of energy, drowsiness and depressed mood, possible and...

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First Earthquakes in New Year

Posted by on Jan 2, 2015 in Articles | Comments Off on First Earthquakes in New Year

First Earthquakes in New Year January 1 – On the first day the New Year, in several countries there have been earthquakes. Iran earthquake of magnitude 5.1. This was reported by the US Geological Survey.According to experts, the epicenter of the disaster, located in 68 kilometers from the city of Firozabad. The first tremors were recorded at 08:49 local time at a depth of 10 meters. Information on casualties or damage not been received. Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (Russian), January 1. An earthquake of magnitude 4.8 occurred in 22.04 local time on the east coast of the island Simushir, reported – IA Sakhalin Media. According to the Service Alert Geophysical Survey RAS, the earthquake was at a depth of 90 km under the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. There are no victims and tsunami alarm in the Sakhalin region has not been...

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Ceremony to Mark a Decade Tsunami

Posted by on Dec 29, 2014 in Articles | Comments Off on Ceremony to Mark a Decade Tsunami

In Indonesia, the funeral ceremony was held on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the terrible tsunami in the Indian Ocean. December 26 marks 10 years since the devastating tsunami in the Indian Ocean. On this occasion, in Banda Aceh – the administrative center of the Indonesian province of Aceh, a commemorative ceremony. It was attended by several thousand people, including Vice President of Indonesia Jusuf Kalla, ambassadors from over 50 countries in Indonesia and representatives of various social circles of the country. Before the ceremony Jusuf Kalla and Governor of Aceh province visited and laid wreaths at the burial of the biggest victims of the tragedy. At 09:00 local time, a memorial ceremony was launched near the Museum of tsunami. Kalla in his speech, thanked the representatives of various public circles of the country and other countries...

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FCCC and the Kyoto Protocol

Posted by on Dec 25, 2014 in Articles | Comments Off on FCCC and the Kyoto Protocol

  Aware of the global nature of climate change and understanding the importance of joint action in solving it, the international community in February 1991, negotiations began on the adoption of the Framework Convention on Climate Change– FCCC. The Convention was opened for signature on June 4, 1992 at held in Rio de Janeiro UN Conference on Environment and Development, and March 21, 1994 came into force. According to the 2007 Parties to the Convention are 190 countries and the European Community. Complete and regularly updated list of Parties to the UNFCCC on the official site– FCCC UNFCCC has been developed as a key instrument of international cooperation to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change and reducing the anthropogenic load on the Earth’s atmosphere. However, the Convention defined only general guidelines to combat global climate change. Realizing the...

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