Bonn – The opening UNFCCC press conference at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn (6-17 June 2011) will take place on Monday, 6 June at 13:15 CEST, following the morning plenary. Venue is the Hotel Maritim Bonn, Salon Haydn, first floor. Media must have prior accreditation in order to attend.
The briefing with UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres will also be webcast live from the UNFCCC website <http://unfccc.int/2860.php>, as will all other press conferences during the meeting. The video files of briefings can also be accessed on demand from the website.
Also available on the website are an overview of press briefings scheduled so far <http://unfccc.int/files/meetings/sb34/media/application/pdf/pc_sched.pdf> and an overview of side events (open to the press) <http://regserver.unfccc.int/seors/reports/events_list.html?session_id=SB34>
For planning purposes, please note Ms. Figueres will also give a closing press conference on Friday, 17 June at 13:15 CEST.
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With 195 Parties, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has near universal membership and is the parent treaty of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. The Kyoto Protocol has been ratified by 192 of the UNFCCC Parties. Under the Protocol, 37 States, consisting of highly industrialized countries and countries undergoing the process of transition to a market economy, have legally binding emission limitation and reduction commitments. The ultimate objective of both treaties is to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that will prevent dangerous human interference with the climate system.
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