Definition: Climate change

Environment

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) defines "climate change" as "a change of climate which is attributed directly or indirectly to human activity that alters the composition of the global atmosphere and which is in addition to natural climate variability observed over comparable time periods".
Source:
Eurostat, The Environmental Goods and Services Sector (2009 Edition), Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 2009
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