| De Duurzaamsite / Nieuws 2005 |
28 November to 9 December 2005
United Nations Climate Change Conference
Canada is hosting the first meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol in Montreal in conjunction with the eleventh session of the Conference of the Parties to the Climate Change Convention.
The conference is an historic event. Not only are the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting for the 11th time, but 2005 also marks the entry into force of the Kyoto Protocol. At Montreal, the first ever meeting of the Parties to the Protocol (MOP) is running parallel to the Conference of the Parties to the Convention (COP). The United Nations Climate Change Conference is set to be the largest intergovernmental climate conference since the Kyoto Protocol was adopted in 1997. Some 10,000 participants are expected.
Now that pan-European emissions trading has begun and the Clean Development Mechanism, as a tool to promote sustainable development and combat climate change, is operational, the conference is attracting unprecedented business interest.