Montreal: UN Climate Change Conference Opens Today

Today in Montréal the United Nations Climate Change Conference begins, and it will end on December 9th. This event will bring together more than 10,000 people including delegates, official observers from government, industry, business, the scientific community, and other non-governmental organisations (NGOs) interested in figuring out what to do for the post-Kyoto era (sometimes called "Kyoto 2" - it would be really weird to use the name "Montréal" the way we're using "Kyoto" now...). Up to 1,000 journalists from around the world will be there and many parallel events have been organized by all kinds of groups (any of them reading this, drop us a note in the comments or by email and we'll feature you if what you're doing is interesting). This thing will be big! Stay tuned this week for more, including the expected statement by the US that they aren't changing their position and that doing something about greenhouse gas emissions and efficiency is "bad for the economy". ::Official Montreal 2005 Conference Website

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