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
http://unfccc.int . 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: www.montreal2005.gc.ca
(Egalement offert en francais)
SOURCE Government of Canada