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Ten years have passed since the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) entered into force on 21 March 1994.

In this article, Joke Waller-Hunter, executive secretary of the UNFCCC, reviews what has happened since then, focusing in particular on the relationship between carbon emissions and world economic output (or 'carbon intensity').

Waller-Hunter acknowledges that it is developing countries that are most vulnerable, but admits to being surprised about calls for a greater focus on adaptation. She argues that action is required on all fronts, including more intense efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

Link to full OECD Observer article