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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was established in 1988 by the United nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). Its role is to assess a range of information relevant for the understanding of the risk of human-induced climate change.
The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC) is one of a series of international agreements and treaties on global environmental issues that were adopted at the 1992 Earth Summit at Rio. It provides the overall policy framework for addressing the climate change issue and so forms the foundation of global efforts to combat global warming.
At the start in 1992 it was clear that at that time it wasn't possible to straight away come up with a blueprint for tackling climate change, but at least by establishing the framework they got things started.