Arctic Ocean Conference

The inaugural Arctic Ocean Conference was held in Ilulissat , Greenland May 27 – May 29, 2008. Five countries, Canada, Denmark, Norway, Russia and the United States, discussed key issues relating to the Arctic Ocean . [1] The meeting was significant because of its plans for environmental regulation, maritime security, mineral exploration, polar oil oversight, and transportation. [2] Before the conclusion of the conference, the expectations of the Ilulissat Declaration . [3] Continue reading “Arctic Ocean Conference”

2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference

The United Nations Climate Change Conference , Copenhagen , was held at the Bella Center in Copenhagen, Denmark , between 7 and 18 December. The Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 5th Meeting of the Parties (MOP 5) to the Kyoto Protocol . According to the Bali Road Map , a framework for climate change mitigation beyond 2012 was agreed. [2] Continue reading “2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference”

2006 United Nations Climate Change Conference

The 2006 United Nations Climate Change Conference took place between November 6 and 17, 2006 in Nairobi , Kenya . The Conference of the Parties (COP12) and the 2nd Meeting of the Parties (MOP2) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). At the meeting, BBCreporter Richard Black coined the phrase “climate tourists” to describe some delegates who attended “to see Africa, take snows of the wildlife, the poor, dying African children and women”. Black also noted that it was possible to avoid any problems of competitiveness and the possibility of losing competitiveness. Black concluded that was a disconnect between the political process and the scientific imperative. [1] Despite such criticism, some strides have been made at COP12, including in the areas of support for developing countries and clean development mechanism. The parties adopted a five-year plan of work to support climate change adaptation by developing countries, and agreed on the procedures and modalities for the Adaptation Fund. They also agreed to improve the projects for clean development mechanism. Continue reading “2006 United Nations Climate Change Conference”

2005 United Nations Climate Change Conference

The 2005 United Nations Climate Change Conference took place between November 28 and December 9, 2005, in Montreal , Quebec , Canada . The Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the first meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol ( Kyoto, 1997). was one of the largest intergovernmental conferences on climate change ever. The event marked the entry into force of the Kyoto Protocolon 16 February 2005. Hosting more than 10,000 delegates, it was one of Canada’s largest international events and the largest gathering in Montreal since Expo 67 . The Montreal Action Plan was an agreement to “extend the life of the Kyoto Protocol beyond its 2012 expiration date and negotiate deeper cuts in greenhouse gas emissions” [1] . [2] Stéphane Dion , Canada’s environment minister, at the time, provides the “map for the future”. [3] [4] Continue reading “2005 United Nations Climate Change Conference”

2003 United Nations Climate Change Conference

The 2003 United Nations Climate Change Conference took place between 1 December – 12 December 2003 in Milan , Italy . The Conference on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The parts Agreed to use the Adaptation Fund Established at COP 7 in 2001 Primarily in Supporting Developing Countries better adapted to climate change . The fund would also be used for capacity-building through technology transfer. At the conference, the non-Annex I countries. Continue reading “2003 United Nations Climate Change Conference”

2002 United Nations Climate Change Conference

The 2002 United Nations Climate Change Conference took place from October 23 to November 1, 2002, in New Delhi , India . The conference included the 8th Conference of the Parties (COP8) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The conference adopté the Delhi Ministerial Declaration [1] That, Amongst others, called Expired for efforts by Developed Countries to transfer technology and minimize the impact of climate change is Developing Countries . It is also approved by the New Delhi work program [2] [3] [4] [5]Article 6 of the Convention. [6] The COP8 was flagged by Russia’s hesitation, stating that it needed more time to think it over. The Kyoto Protocol could enter into force. It was ratified by 55 countries, including countries responsible for 55 percent of the world’s 1990 carbon dioxide emissions. With the United States (36.1 per cent of world-carbon dioxide) and Australia refusing ratification, Russia’s agreement (17% of total emissions in 1990) was required to meet the ratification criteria. [7] [8] Continue reading “2002 United Nations Climate Change Conference”

2001 United Nations Climate Change Conference

The 2001 United Nations Climate Change Conference took place from October 29 to November 10, 2001 in Marrakech , Morocco . The Conference of the Parties (COP7) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The negotiators wrapped up the work on the Buenos Aires Plan of Action, finalizing most of the operational details and setting the stage for nations to ratify the Kyoto Protocol .  Continue reading “2001 United Nations Climate Change Conference”

1998 United Nations Climate Change Conference

The 1998 United Nations Climate Change Conference took place in November 1998 in Buenos Aires , Argentina . The Conference of the Parties (COP4) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It Had beens expected que la remaining issues unresolved in Kyoto Would Be finalized at this meeting. However, the complexity and difficulty of finding agreement on these issues is insurmountable, and instead the parties adopted a 2-year “Plan of Action” to advance efforts and to currency mechanisms for implementing the Kyoto Protocol , to be completed by 2000. During the conference, Argentina and KazakhstanExpressed Their commitment to take on the greenhouse gas reduction emission requirement, the first two non-Annex countries to do so. Continue reading “1998 United Nations Climate Change Conference”

4 Degrees and Beyond International Climate Conference

The 4 Degrees and Beyond International Climate Conference , Implications of a Global Climate Change of 4+ Degrees for People, Ecosystems and the Earth-system , was held 28-30 September 2009 at Oxford , United Kingdom. [1] The three-day conference had about 140 science, government, NGO and private sector delegates, and included 35 oral presentations and 18 poster presentations. The conference website includes a page for downloading abstracts, presentations, audio recordings, and the program. [2] Links to a number of news stories are also provided. [3] The conference was sponsored by the University of Oxford , theTyndall Center for Climate Change Research, and the Met Office Hadley Center . Continue reading “4 Degrees and Beyond International Climate Conference”