Media Advisory - United Nations Climate Change Conference - Montreal 2005



Oct 11, 2005, 01:00 ET from Government of Canada

    OTTAWA, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ - The United Nations Climate Change
 Conference will be held in Montreal from November 28 to December 9, 2005, at
 the Palais des congres de Montreal.
     The conference will include the 11th Conference of the Parties (COP 11)
 to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the first
 meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (MOP 1).
     The Protocol came into effect on February 16, 2005. Therefore, this first
 meeting of the Parties to the Protocol represents a milestone in global
 efforts to address climate change and the effects of global warming. It
 clearly demonstrates a sense of common purpose by engaging the world to pursue
 and enhance efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
     Some 7,000 participants from around the world - government,
 business/industry, non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations - are
 expected for the conference. A series of linked events will also attract
 thousands of people and present "a World of Solutions" dealing with new
 technologies and business opportunities, climate change impacts on indigenous
 peoples, and ways to involve youth and civil society.
     For more information regarding the conference and media accreditation,
 please visit the web site of the UN Climate Change Secretariat at . Accreditation is strictly reserved for members of the
 press - print media, photo, radio, TV, film and news agencies - who fully meet
 UN media accreditation requirements. The deadline for pre-conference media
 accreditation is November 2, 2005. Media should be accredited with the UN
 Secretariat in order to avoid any delay with the on-site registration in
     The Palais des congres convention site will include a press centre with
 working space for journalists and an International Broadcast Centre to provide
 host broadcasting services to radio and television networks. It should be
 noted that a host broadcaster has also been appointed.
     Each media outlet is responsible for its own hotel accommodation. For
 information on booking rooms, please contact:
     For details regarding the program of related climate change events and
 exhibits, visit:
     (Egalement offert en francais)

SOURCE Government of Canada