This document represents the U.S. climate communication under the FCCC as of 1997, as required under Articles 4.2 and 12. As with the Climate Action Report published by the United States in 1994, it is a “freeze frame” view of climate action plans in the U.S. at the time.
This Climate Action Report was developed using methodologies and format agreed to at the first meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the FCCC, and modified by the second meeting of the Conference of the Parties and by sessions of the Convention’s Subsidiary Body on Scientific and Technological Advice and the Subsidiary Body on Implementation. The United States assumes that this communication, like those of other cou ntries-and like the preceding U.S. communication- will be subject to a thorough review, and discussed in the evaluation
process for the Parties of the Convention.