the natural world, for example the land, air and water, in which people, animals and plants live

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Signatories: 165
Depositary: Secretary-General of the United Nations
Effective: 21 March 1994
Signed: 4–14 June 1992; 20 June 1992 – 19 June 1993
The ultimate objective of all three agreements under the UNFCCC is to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that will prevent dangerous human interference with the climate system, in a time frame which allows ecosystems to adapt naturally and enables sustainable development.