December 2005 E-Newsletter

In This Issue

Report from Montreal: Governments Launch New Climate Talks

Summary of COP 11 and COP/MOP 1

On December 10, after two weeks of talks, delegates to the UN Climate Change Conference in Montreal concluded the decade-long round of negotiations that launched the Kyoto Protocol and opened a new round of talks to begin considering the future of the international climate effort.

The meeting was a historic first - it served both as the 11th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 11), and, following Kyoto's entry into force in February, as the 1st Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP 1).

Key outcomes included final adoption of the Kyoto "rulebook" and a two-track approach to consider next steps - negotiation of new binding commitments for Kyoto's developed country parties, and, under the Framework Convention, a nonbinding "dialogue on long-term cooperative action."

Read the Pew Center's summary of key decisions made during COP 11 and COP/MOP 1.

Report featured by the Pew Center in Montreal: International Climate Efforts Beyond 2012: Report of the Dialogue at Pocantico

Related Pew Center materials

Report: Beyond Kyoto: Advancing the International Effort Against Climate Change (December 2003)

Report: Climate Data: Insights and Observations (November 2004)

Report: International Climate Efforts Beyond 2012: A Survey of Approaches (November 2004)

Report: Climate Data: A Sectoral Perspective (August 2005)

Analysis: Implications for U.S. Companies of Kyoto's Entry Into Force without the United States (PDF) (January 2002)

Background on the Kyoto Protocol

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