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Russian decision on ratification – major step towards entry into force of Kyoto Protocol

Bonn, 30 September 2004 – The decision of the Russian cabinet to forward the 1997 Kyoto Protocol on climate change to the Russian Parliament (or Duma) for ratification will – if the Duma moves to adopt – re-energize international cooperation on cutting greenhouse gas emissions, the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Climate Change Convention said here today. more >> (1294 kB)



Tackling climate change online

The secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) relaunched its website <unfccc.int> on 11 October 2004. The site has enhanced features and a new design to better serve those involved in the intergovernmental response to climate change.  more >>



Conference of the Parties (COP 10) in Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Bureau, at its meeting on 1 March 2004, accepted the generous offer of the Government of Argentina to host COP 10 in Buenos Aires. They also agreed to a proposal by the Government of Argentina to shift the dates by one week to 6 to 17 December 2004, taking into account the availability of “La Rural” exhibition center. more >>

Latest Headlines
Russia may ratify Kyoto this year
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Russia’s Kyoto ratification spurs CO2 trade
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Stark climate warning for Europe
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Latest Documents

Status of the preparation of national communications from Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention. Note by secretariat. more >>

Italy. Report on the in-depth review of the third national communication of Italy. more >>