Definitions for "Annex I Parties"
Industrialized countries that, as parties to the Framework Convention on Climate Change, have pledged to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2000 to 1990 levels. Annex I Parties consist of countries belonging to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and countries designated as Economies-in-Transition.
Industrialised countries which have signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The per capita emissions of Annex I Parties are higher than those of most developing countries and they have greater financial and institutional capacity to address climate change. Annex I Parties must submit regular reports detailing climate change policies and measures and an annual inventory of their greenhouse gas emissions.UNFCCC Annex I Party list
The industrialized countries listed in this annex to the Convention must adopt measures aimed at returning their greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2000 as per Article 4.2(a) and (b). They include the 24 original OECD members, 11 former members of the Soviet bloc, and the European Union.