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]


  1. Jump up^ Climate-change conference ends with key deals, CBC News December 10, 2005
  2. Jump up^ “Decision 1: Consideration of compliance for parties under Article 3, paragraph 9, of the Kyoto Protocol” (PDF) . UNFCC . March 30, 2006 . Retrieved 22 February 2013 .
  3. Jump up^ Stephane Dion (December 13, 2005). “The Montreal Action Plan – Speaking Notes for the Honorable Stephane Dion, President, UN Climate Change Conference” . Environment Canada . Retrieved June 18, 2010 .
  4. Jump up^ COP 11 pages at the UNFCCC

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