Status under International Climate Change Law

  • UNFCCC: signature (13 June 1992) and ratification (29 Aug 1994)
  • KP: ratification (10 Dec 2004)
    Quantified emission limitation or reduction commitment: NA
  • Vienna Convention: accession (31 Oct 1988)
  • Montreal Protocol: accession (31 Oct 1988)
  • Energy Charter: observer (26 June 2003)
  • Energy Efficiency Protocol: observer
  • Espoo Convention: NA

Federal Laws on Climate Change


Forests and Land Use

Environmental Impact Assessment


Government Documents

Factual Matters

Key Litigation

Summaries of legislation compiled from Nachmany, M., et al. 2014. “The GLOBE Climate Legislation Study: A Review of Climate Change Legislation in 66 Countries. Fourth Edition.” London: GLOBE International and the Grantham Research Institute, London School of Economics.

Updated as of: January 7, 2015