The United States signed on to the most universally supported
treaty on climate change, the 1992 UN Framework Convention
on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which was designed to protect
the world from the dangerous effects of climate change.
Although the U.S. did not ratify the Kyoto Protocol, the next
round of negotiations on a follow-up treaty are currently
underway and the U.S. must consider how to re-engage in
the international climate change process.