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Kyoto - entered into force on 16 February 2005
 

On 16 February 2005 the Kyoto Protocol entered into force.  To mark this date, some Parties to the Kyoto Protocol, as well as institutions and organizations, planned events and other activities.  This list highlights many of the events that marked the day.

Events that marked the Kyoto Protocol's entry into force
 
Press Conference on Albania and Kyoto Protocol
Albania, Tirana
Date:16/02/2005
Time: 10:00
Location: Ministry of Environment of Albania
Participation:

Details: The press conference will be held by Mr. Ethem Ruka, Minister of Environment of Albania and Ms. Ermira Fida, National Coordinator for Climate Change. The aim of this press conference is to inform the media on what is the Kyoto Protocol, what brings its ratification, what are the cooperative mechanisms established under it, what is Albania's status under the UNFCCC and Kyoto Protocol.
Organizer(s):
Ministry of Environment of Albania


Conférence débat
Algeria, Oran
Date:14/02/2005
Time: 14:30
Location: Observatoire des Changements Climatiques
Participation:

Details: Cette conférence est destinée aux universitaires, operateurs économiques, press, secteurs de l'environnement et de l'énergie
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Organizer(s):
Association de Recherche sur le Climat et l'Environnement (ARCE)


Celebration of the entry into force of the Kyoto Protocol
Argentina, Buenos Aires
Date:16/02/2005
Time: 17:00 - 19:00
Location: Secretariat of Environment and Sustainable Development of Argentina
San Martín 451
Participation: Invitation only

Details: A conference to discuss the implications of the entry into force of the Kyoto Protocol followed by a Cocktail
Organizer(s):
Japan International Cooperation Agency and the Secretariat of Environment and Sustainable Development of Argentina
Tel: (54)(11) 4348-8665
E-mail oamdl@medioambiente.gov.ar


Campaign: "Save the planet, plant a tree"
Argentina, Buenos Aires
Date:16/02/2005
Time:
Location: In Terrenos de Casa Amarilla, La Boca . Argentina
In Plaza de Mayo, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires. Argentina
In school of Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Nº 54 of Berazategui; Nº 51 and Nº 704 of Quilmes; Nº 132 of Ciudad Evita.
Centro de Jubilados de Villa Corina, Avellaneda, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. (And other cities of Argentina)
Participation: Open

Details:
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Organizer(s):
Fundación Argentina de Etoecología
Tel.: 0054-011-4303-1527/15 5692-6771
etoecologia@speedy.com.ar


Events Related to the Kyoto Protocol Entry Into Force
Armenia, Yerevan
Date:16/02/2005
Time:
Location:
Participation:

Details: On the occasion of the entry in force of the Kyoto Protocol the Ministry of Nature Protection of the Republic of Armenia with the support of the EC “Technical Assistance to Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Moldova with Respect to their Global Climate Change Commitments” Regional Programme and UNDP office in Armenia organized several events.

1. The Round Table session
The Minister of Nature Protection of the Republic of Armenia and Designated National Authority for the Clean Development Mechanism under the Kyoto Protocol, Mr. Vardan Ayvazyan presented the importance of the Protocol as an international tool for addressing the problem of Climate Change and underlined perspectives and potential benefits for Armenia's participation in the Protocol as a Non-Annex I country.

The representatives of several sectoral ministries and agencies participated in the event to assess their possible involvement in the CDM activities and express their willingness for cooperation in CDM projects development and realization.

The Head of Environmental Protection Department and UNFCCC Focal Point Mr. Aram Gabrielyan held a presentation on the practical aspects of the Kyoto Protocol and the application of the CDM in Armenia.

2. The Approval Letter for “Nubarashen Landfill Gas Capture and Power Generation Project in Yerevan” Project Design Document was officially signed by the Minister of Nature Protection of the RA and CDM National Authority on February 16, 2005. Several mass media sources were invited to publicize the event.

3. Publications and media coverage on the Kyoto Protocol entry into force
-Full page article “Kyoto Protocol as a Tool for Attraction of Investments to Armenia” published in “Delovoy Express” weekly (January 2005, N3)
-Media converge on the Round Table session and information on climate change issues and the Kyoto Protocol background in local written and electronic press (“Iravunk”, “Aravot Daily”, “Hayastani Hanrapetutjun”, “Hayots Ashkharh” newspapers, “Mediaform”, “Armenpress”, “Arminfo” and “Arka” information agencies) scheduled for February 16-17, 2005
-News broadcasts on “AR”, “Armnews”, “Avetis”, “Shant”, “Kentron”, “Yerevan” and “H1” Armenian TV channels on February 16, 2005
-Ten-minute program «The Kyoto Protocol: Armenian Vision» on “H2” Armenian TV Channel. The broadcast is scheduled for 22 February, 2005.

Organizer(s):
Ministry of Nature Protection of the Republic of Armenia
Artem Kharazyan
Aram Gabrielyan
Head of Department of Environmental Protection
UNFCCC Focal Point

EC “Technical Assistance to Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Moldova with Respect to their Global Climate Change Commitments” Regional Programme
UNDP office in Armenia


Kyoto and Beyond
Australia, Sydney
Date:16/02/2005
Time: 17:00 - 19:00
Location: Baker & McKenzie
Level 27, AMP Centre
50 Bridge Street, Sydney

Participation: Invitation only

Details: Some eight years after its inception, the Kyoto Protocol will finally enter into force on 16 February 2005. The NSW Premier’s Greenhouse Advisory Panel will host a cocktail reception on this significant occasion. It will start with a welcome by Martijn Wilder, Interim Chair, NSW Greenhouse Advisory Panel and Partner, Baker & McKenzie; and comments by leading players in the global carbon market.
Organizer(s):
Baker McKenzie


Report on the "Business Consequences of the European Emissions Trading Scheme"
Belgium, Brussels
Date:16/02/2005
Time: 17:30 - 19:00
Location: European Parliament, Room ASP1E2
Participation: Open

Details: On the day the Kyoto Protocol enters into force the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) will launch its latest Task Force on the EU emissions trading scheme during an official event hosted by Hans Blokland , Vice-chairman of the Environment Committee of the European Parliament. During the event Jos Delbeke (DG Environment, European Commission), Yngve Stade (Senior Executive Vice President, StoraEnso Group) and Christian Egenhofer (Senior Fellow, CEPS) will discuss the potential economic and environmental impacts of the EU emissions trading scheme, with a particular focus on competitiveness of European industry, power sector investment, power price effects, power markets functioning and environmental effectiveness. Hard copies of the report will be available at the meeting. Please note that persons without a permanent EP visitors' pass need to fill in the registration form on the CEPS website before 5 February 2005 to allow CEPS to ensure that participants can enter the EP easily. Visit: http://ceps01.link.be/Event.php?event_id=98
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Organizer(s):
Centre for European Policy Studies
Louise van Schaik
Email: louise.van-schaik@ceps.be
Ph: +32 2 229 3984
Kyriakos Gialoglou
Email: kyriakos.gialoglou@ceps.be
Ph:+32 2 229 3957
Web: http://www.ceps.be


Leadership on Climate Change in a Changing Political Climate
Belgium, Brussels
Date:16/02/2005
Time: 14:30 - 18:00
Location: ECOSPHERE Forum, European Parliament
Participation: Invitation only

Details: This forum will take place on the occasion of the coming into force of the Kyoto Protocol, following ratification by the Russian Federation. It will aim to bring into focus the debate concerning global leadership on climate change as well as the risks related to inaction on climate change and other global environmental issues. In particular, it will explore the challenges and difficulties faced by the EU in keeping up its global leadership of efforts to adDr.ess climate change, and consider the strategies for involving other major players in taking meaningful steps to limit or reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, in view of the European Council’s upcoming debate on the EU’s post-2012 climate strategy and the global meeting of governmental experts on the future of international actions to be convened by the Climate Convention secretariat in Bonn in May 2005.
Organizer(s):
European Parliament

ECOSPHERE
29, rue des Pierres
B1000 Brussels, Belgium
Ph: +32 2 514 3601
Fax +32 2 514 3603


Action sunrise
Belgium, Brussels
Date:16/02/2005
Time: 8:00 - 8:30
Location: Park of Brussels, fountain opposite Parliament
Participation: Open

Details: At the dawn of the Kyoto era, the 'solar generation' meets the Belgian government (Prime Minister and Minister of Environment) to call for a proactive climate policy.
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Organizer(s):
Bond Beter Leefmilieu, Inter-Environnement Wallonie, Inter-Environnement Bruxelles, Brusselse Raad voor het Leefmilieu, Greenpeace Belgium, WWF Belgium, Natuurpunt Contact details: Bram Claeys
BBL
Tel.: +32 2 282 17 32 E-mail: bram.claeys@bblv.be


Publication Launch - round table
Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
Date:16/02/2005
Time: 15:00 - 19:00
Location: IBAM´s auditorium, at Largo IBAM, no. 1, 2nd floor
Participation: Invitation only

Details: ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, Latin American and the Caribbean Secretariat (LACS) will launch its guide for Local Governments in Latin America: "Cambio Climático y Desarrollo Limpio: Oportunidades para Gobiernos Locales" in Spanish and Portuguese "Mudanças Climáticas e Desenvolvimento Limpo: Oportunidades para Governos Locais" (Climate Change and Clean Development: Opportunities for Local Governments). The round table will gather CCP cities representatives, municipal officials, authorities and experts to discuss the role of local governments in the region in contributing to reduce GHG emissions, and support their countries in meeting commitments within the UNFCCC and the KP.
This Guide is available at ICLEI’s web site http://www3.iclei.org/lacs/ccp, both in Portuguese and Spanish
Organizer(s):
ICLEI-LACS and IBAM, the Brazilian Institute of Municipal Admininstation


Kyoto Protocol Inauguration
Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
Date:16/02/2005
Time: 17:00
Location:
Participation: Invitation only

Details: Discussion on Kyoto Protocol
Organizer(s):
Massimo Buonomo
Maxim
E-mail: masbuo@yahoo.com


Ecological Coffee
Brazil, Santo Agostinho
Date:16/02/2005
Time: 8:00
Location: Crea-MG - Av. Álvares Cabral
1600 - Santo Agostinho
Belo Horizonte City - State of Minas Gerais
Tel.: 55.031.3299.8825
E-mail: comunica@crea-mg.org.br
Participation: Open

Details: The Self-Regulating Body of the Engeneering, Architecture and Agronomy Professions of Minas Gerais (Crea-MG) and the Environment Defense Association (Amda) will host an "Ecological Coffee" to celebrate Kyoto Protocol's entry into force on 16 February 2005. The event will be lead by the Civil Engineer Marcos Túlio de Melo, President of the CREA-MG. Also participating will be Dr. Milton Nogueira, former-employee of the UNIDO and several members of the State Parliament and the City Parliament.
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Organizer(s):
Crea-MG and Environment Defense Association (Amda)
Aloísio Lopes
E-mail: Aloisio@crea-mg.org
Débora Sarmen
E-mail: Debi@crea-mg.org


Countdown to Kyoto
Canada, Bathurst
Date:16/02/2005
Time: 14:00 - 20:00
Location: Salon A at Le Chateau Bathurst
Participation: See details

Details: Activities will start with a welcome adDr.ess by the Mayor of Bathurst then include discussions about Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol; communities and the One Tonne Challenge; a Kyoto Press Conference; and a "Kyoto Reception". The 7:00 pm "Welcome to Kyoto" event is open to the public and will include a showing of the NFB documentary: "Washed Away".
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Organizer(s):
Bathurst Sustainable Development, the New Brunswick Lung Association, and the New Brunswick Climate Change Hub
Eddie Oldfield, Director Address: 65 Brunswick St.
Fredericton, New Brunswick
E3B 1G5 Canada
E-mail: eddie.oldfield@nb.lung.ca
Web: www.nbhub.org


Climate change conference
Canada, Montréal
Date:15/02/2005
Time: 13:30 - 17:30
Location: Environment Canada’s Biosphere, Île St-Hélène, Montreal Jean-Drapeau metro station
Participation: Open

Details: A conference followed by a Kyoto Cocktail Party celebrating the Protocol’s entry into force. Free event with limited seating. Please confirm your presence at kyoto@vivreenville.org. For additional information call: 1-888-622-0011.
Organizer(s):
Centre québécois d’actions sur les changements climatiques
Marie-Eve Roy, Chargée de projet
2177, Masson Bureau 317
Montréal, Québec H2H 1B1
Ph: (1-514) 522-2000, poste 232
Fax: (514) 522-1227
Email: mroy@changementsclimatiques.qc.ca
Web: www.changementsclimatiques.qc.ca


Entry into Force of the Kyoto Protocol: Issues and Implications
Canada, Montréal
Date:17/02/2005
Time: 17:45
Location: Common Room
New Chancellor Day Hall
McGill Faculty of Law
Participation: Open

Details: An international panel event and discussion. The panel will be chaired by Hon. Charles Gonthier, Wainwright Senior Research Fellow, McGill Faculty of Law, Counsel, McCarthy Tétrault & Former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. Distinguished speakers include: Prof. Christopher Green, McGill Department of Economics & Centre for Climate and Global Change Research, on the impact of the entry into force on efforts to stabilize climate; Mme. Elizabeth Harvey, CIDA, Climate Change Unit, on the implications for development programming; Prof. Hélène Trudeau, Université de Montréal Faculty of law & CISDL Senior Research Fellow, on the constitutional issues of the entry into force; Mme. Xueman Wang, Biodiversity Convention Secretariat & CISDL Lead Counsel, on the advancement of international efforts to be taken after the Kyoto Protocol We are grateful to the Canadian government, through Foreign Affairs Canada and CIDA, for their support in making this event possible.
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Organizer(s):
Sebastien Jodoin, Emily Wheeler and the CISDL team in Montreal

RSVP to Emily Wheeler at ewheeler@cisdl.org would be preferred.


Panel on adequacy, equity and realism: the challenges of climate policy-making post-2012 and the struggle to prevent global warming
Canada, Toronto
Date:26/02/2005
Time:
Location: University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
Participation: Open

Details: This panel will celebrate the Kyoto Protocol’s official entry into force on 16 February 2005 by convening leading academics and members of civil society with concerned citizens to consider the future of the global effort to prevent climate change.
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Organizer(s):
Graham Erion
Email: graham@erion.ca
Web: www.geocities.com/post2012 (active end of January)


Kyoto Gala 2005
Canada, Vancouver
Date:17/02/2005
Time: 17:30 - 21:00
Location: Pan Pacific Hotel Atrium
999 Canada Place Suite 300
Vancouver, British Columbia

Participation: Invitation only

Details: To honour Canada's role in the Kyoto Protocol.
Organizer(s):
Keen Engineering
Vancouver Office
116 - 930 West First Street
North Vancouver, BC V7P 3N4
Tel. (1-604) 986-5336
Direct: (1-604) 983-4049
Fax: (1-604) 980-3747
Email: jeanne.coleman@keen.ca
Web: www.keeneng.com


Environmental Impact of Food Choices
Canada, Victoria
Date:16/02/2005
Time: 10.00 - 17.00
Location: University of Victoria
Participation: Open

Details: Table at which information about the environmental impact of dietary choices will be displayed and distributed. In particular the information will focus on the "ecological footprint" and the greenhouse gas emission differences between vegetarian, vegan, and "standard North American" diets.
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Organizer(s):
viva@islandveg.com


Climate Change Displays
Canada, Whitehorse
Date:14/02/2005
Time: 14 to 18 February
Location: Elijah Smith building
Participation: Invitation only

Details: Kyoto, Arctic Climate Impact Assessment, climate change mitigation, impacts and adaptation, energy efficiency and active living displays set up in in the lobby of the main government building in Whitehorse
Organizer(s):
Northern Climate ExChange, Yukon PEO Hub
Bob Van Dijken, Education and Outreach Programs
c/o Northern Research Institute, Yukon College
P.O.Box 2799, 500 College Drive
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5K4
Ph: (867)-668-8874
Fax: (867)-668-8734
Email: bvandijk@yukoncollege.yk.ca
Web: http://www.taiga.net/nce


Launching the One Tonne Challenge
Canada, Whitehorse
Date:16/02/2005
Time: 12:00
Location:
Participation: Open

Details: Celebration to commemorate Kyoto coming into force. Speeches, music, food. City of Whitehorse official launch of the One Tonne Challenge Community Challenge, media coverage (radio, TV, print)
Organizer(s):
Northern Climate ExChange, Yukon PEO Hub
Bob Van Dijken, Education and Outreach Programs
c/o Northern Research Institute, Yukon College
P.O.Box 2799, 500 College Drive
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5K4
Ph: (867)-668-8874
Fax: (867)-668-8734
Email: bvandijk@yukoncollege.yk.ca
http://www.taiga.net/nce


Workshop
Canada, Whitehorse
Date:17/02/2005
Time: 12:00 - 17:00
Location: Yukon College, room 1440, 500 College Drive
Participation: Open

Details: Half-day event hosted at Yukon College (starting with lunch). Brief presentations on: the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA); International Polar Year: Kyoto, including new mechanisms. Breakout groups based on topic. Panel discussion to wrap up.
Organizer(s):
Bob Van Dijken
Education and Outreach Programs
(Yukon PEO Hub)
Northern Climate ExChange
c/o Northern Research Institute, Yukon College
P.O.Box 2799, 500 College Drive
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5K4
Phone: (867)-668-8874 Fax: (867)-668-8734
email: bvandijk@yukoncollege.yk.ca
http://www.taiga.net/nce


Response to Climate Change
Canada, Whitehorse
Date:18/02/2005
Time: 1:00 - 17:00
Location: Yukon College in Whitehorse (room 1440)
Participation: Open

Details: Half-day event connecting Yukon communities. Hosted through Yukon College Distributed Learning video conferencing system. Background information prepackaged. Presentation on ACIA findings. Invited presentations from select community programs. Round table from all communities and video links to community campuses in 10 different Yukon communities.
Organizer(s):
Bob Van Dijken
Education and Outreach Programs
(Yukon PEO Hub)
Northern Climate ExChange
c/o Northern Research Institute, Yukon College
P.O.Box 2799, 500 College Drive
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5K4
Phone: (867)-668-8874 Fax: (867)-668-8734
email: bvandijk@yukoncollege.yk.ca
http://www.taiga.net/nce


Climate Change Fair
Canada, Whitehorse
Date:19/02/2005
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Location: Takhini Arena
Participation: Open

Details: Day-long family event at the Takhini Arena. Interactive displays, contests, movie house, concession and free skate. Many potential partners for the fair and/or displays in Elijah Smith: One Tonne Challenge, Arctic Climate Impact Assessment, Energy Solutions Centre, Yukon Housing, City of Whitehorse, Environment Canada, Yukon Government, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Recreation and Parks Association of the Yukon, Yukon Cnservation Society, Raven Recycling, Anti Idle Program
Organizer(s):
Northern Climate ExChange, Yukon PEO Hub
Bob Van Dijken, Education and Outreach Programs
c/o Northern Research Institute, Yukon College
P.O.Box 2799, 500 College Drive
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5K4
Ph: (867)-668-8874 Fax: (867)-668-8734
Email: bvandijk@yukoncollege.yk.ca
Web: http://www.taiga.net/nce


Prayer and Eucharistic Celebration for the effective implementation of the Kyoto Protocol worldwide
China
Date:16/02/2005
Time: 19:30
Location: St Vincent's Mass Centre
Wongtaisin
Kowloon, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China
Participation: Open

Details: Prayer for all the continents in the world that each country would endeavour to see that the Kyoto Protocol is effectively implementated as an initial step towards further action with a sense of the urgency that the situation calls for.
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Organizer(s):
Catholic Messengers of Green Consciousness
Tel. 852-2327-0724
Fax: 852-2324-9048
E-mail: info@greenmessengers.org


The Kyoto Protocol entry into in force
Colombia, Bogota
Date:
Time: 9:00
Location: Maloka
Participation:

Details: Event for press media and the participation of Ms. Sandra Suarez, Minister of Environment.
Organizer(s):
Angela Duque Villegas (aduque@minambiente.gov.co)
Carlos Perez (ceperez@minambiente.gov.co)


Press Conference
Costa Rica, San José
Date:16/02/2005
Time: 9:00 - 10:30
Location: Radisson Europa Hotel & Conference Center, San José
Participation: Open

Details: A press conference followed by a snack will take place on the occasion of the coming into force of the Kyoto Protocol. The activity will start with a welcome adDr.ess by the Minister of Environment, Mr. Carlos Manuel RoDr.íguez, and Mr. Allan Flores, deputy Environment Minister and President of the Montréal Protocol.. Please confirm your presence at crocic@racsa.co.cr. For additional information call: (506)2224290 with Mr. Paulo Manso, Director of the Costa Rican Office on Joint Implementation
Organizer(s):


Press conference
France, Paris
Date:10/02/2005
Time: 10:30
Location: La Péniche Marcounet, Quai Montebello, in the 5e arrondisssment (In front of the cathedral Notre Dame)
Participation: Open

Details: A press conference on 10 February at 10:30 will take place in La Péniche Marcounet, Quai Montebello, in the 5e arrondisssment (In front of the catheDr.al Notre Dame). A few days later, on 15 February at 10:00, an action in the city of Paris will take place in front of the small statue of Liberty to announce the Kyoto Protocol’s entry into force.
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Organizer(s):
Réseau Action Climat-France
Email: infos@rac-f.org
Web: http://www.rac-f.org


Press Conference
France, Paris
Date:10/02/2005
Time: 8:15
Location: Ministry of Ecologie
20 Avenue de Ségur
75007 Paris
Room 6262
Participation: Press

Details: Christian Brodhag, Interministerial delegate on Sustainable Developmnent and Paul Watkinson, international expert from the French delegation will mark the entry into force of the Kyoto Protocole wit a press briefing . This briefing will explain what the entry into force means, its implementation by the French government and will introduce some elements about the post 2012 strategy. A guide explaining all the international agreements on climate change from Rio (1992) to Buenos Aires (2004) will be also distributed.
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Organizer(s):
Interministerial Task Force on Climate Change
Marie JAUDET
Mission Interministérielle de l'Effet de Serre
Délégation Interministérielle au Développement Durable - Ministère de l'Ecologie et du Développement Durable Tel : 01 42 19 15 39
Fax : 01 42 19 16 97


Leinen los für Klimaschutz!
Germany, Berlin
Date:15/02/2005
Time: 10:30
Location: Schlossplatz, Berlin Mitte
Participation:

Details: WWF feiert Inkrafttreten des Kyoto-Protokolls im Heißluftballon Mit einem symbolischen Ballonstart würdigt der WWF das Inkrafttreten des Kyoto-Protokolls. Einen Tag bevor der Klimaschutzvertrag offiziell Gültigkeit erlangt, feiern die Naturschützer das historische Abkommen mit einem Sektempfang unter einem 30 Meter hohen WWF-Heißluftballon. Bei den jahrelangen Verhandlungen war zwar viel heiße Luft im Spiel, aber am Ende „flog“ der Vertrag doch. Für den WWF ist das ein Grund zum Feiern und zugleich Ansporn auch die nächsten Schritte aus dem Treibhaus anzugehen.
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Organizer(s):
WWF Deutschland
Jörn Ehlers
Pressestelle
Ph: (030) 30 87 42-12, Fax: -50


Celebration of the entry into force of the Kyoto Protocol
Germany, Bonn
Date:16/02/2005
Time: 12:00 Opening with statements
13:00 Reception
13:15 Press Conference (time tbc)
14:00 International Video Conference with Kyoto and other event cities

Location: Bonn City Hall (Altes Rathaus)
Participation: Invitation only

Details: UNFCCC, the City of Bonn, German NGO Forum on Environment and Development with Stiftung Zukunftsfähigkeit and Germanwatch will host a ceremony at Bonn City Hall (Altes Rathaus). Participants will include H.E. Mr. Jürgen Trittin, Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety; Ms. Bärbel Dieckmann, Mayor of the City of Bonn; Ms. Christine Zumkeller, Acting Deputy Coordinator, Cooperative Mechanisms (UNFCCC); Mr. Jürgen Maier (Forum on Environment and Development); and Mr. Jürgen W. Cuno, (Director External Affairs Deutsche BP AG).
Organizer(s):
UNFCCC
Email: cassheuer@unfccc.int

City of Bonn
Email: susanne.nolden@bonn.de

German NGO Forum on Environment and Development
Email: gerald@forumue.de

Stiftung Zukunftsfähigkeit

Germanwatch
Email: bals@germanwatch.org



Hamburg Climate Change Cluster "climate+"
Germany, Hamburg
Date:16/02/2005
Time: 17:00
Location: Hamburg Institute
Neuer Jungfernstieg 21, 5th floor
Participation:

Details: Initiated by the Hamburg Institute, and patronized by the local Hamburg Senator (local Ministre) of Science, a network of major climate and climate policy research institutions is going public. These include the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, the GKSS Research Centre, several faculties of the Hamburg University, the German Military Academie, and the Institute for World Forestry. Its Executive Committee to be instituted will be put together by representatives of politics, Hamburg enterprises, and Hamburg-based NGOs. If you want to join us, please send an email to hwwa@climateplus.net
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Organizer(s):
Hamburg Institute of International Economics
Michael Dutschke
Programme International Climate Policy
Neuer Jungfernstieg 21
20347 Hamburg
Tel.: +49 (40) 42834-434, Fax -451 E-mail: michael.dutschke@hwwa.de


"The Kyoto Protocol: A challenge for Development and Employment"
Greece, Athens
Date:16/02/2005
Time: 17.00-19.30
Location: GSEE Headquarters
Athens
Participation: Open

Details: The event will start with a welcome address by the President of GSEE Christos Polyzogopoulos. The speakers and their presentations are: Dr. Michael Modinos, President of the National Centre of Environment and Sustainable Development (NCESD), speaking on the Developments from Rio to Johannesburg via Kyoto, Dr. Demetrios Lalas, President of the National Observatory of Athens, speaking on the obligations of Greece to comply with Kyoto Protocol, Dr. Nicholas P.Vassilakos, Vice President of the European Renewable Energies Federation (EREF) and Vice President of the Hellenic Forum for the Promotion of Renewable Energy Sources (ELFORES), speaking on the Wind Energy: A substantial contribution to the Sustainable Development and Employment in Greece, Stelios Psomas, Environmental Scientist, Advisor to the Helenic Association of Photovoltaics, speaking on Solar Energy, Development and Entrepreneurship, M. Santamouris, Associate Professor at the University of Athens, speaking on the Energy Saving in Buildings.The event will conclude with discussion.
Organizer(s):
Greek General Confederation of Labour (GSEE): Dr. Christina Theochari (c_theoch@otenet.gr)
Greenpeace: Nikos Charalambides, General Director (ncharala@diala.greenpeace.org)
ATTAC Hellas: Vasso Kanelopoulou (vaskanel@yahoo.com)


Clear Skies!
India, New Delhi
Date:17/02/2005
Time: 9:30 - 17:30
Location: ASSOCHAM House
47, Prithviraj Road
New Delhi
Participation:

Details: An interaction to mark the coming into force of the Kyoto Protocol. This event would bring together developers of Indian CDM projects, and facilitate their interaction with the Government of India, financial institutions and CER buyers.
Organizer(s):
Ministry of Environment and Forests
Government of India
Indian Carbon Market Group


Workshop on Carbon Sequestration and Sustainable Livelihoods
Indonesia, Bogor
Date:16/02/2005
Time:
Location: CIFOR Headquarters
Participation: Invitation only

Details: Workshop Objectives -- To bring together practitioners, project developers, policy makers, and researchers to share knowledge, lessons-learned, and best practices related to implementing projects focused on carbon sequestration and sustainable livelihoods. -- To provide up-to-date information on the requirements of both mandatory and voluntary carbon markets, and guidance on what project partners would need to do on order to benefit from these markets. This is particularly relevant to the future direction of payment mechanisms with large carbon credit components. -- The workshop may also be broadened to examine how the provision of ecosystem services -- including watershed and biodiversity protection - might be financially compensated. Links could also be made to the development of adaptation strategies and measures, especially for ecosystems that are vulnerable to climate change.
Funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA),
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Organizer(s):
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
Mr. Daniel Murdiyarso
Jl. CIFOR, Sindangbarang, Bogor 16680, Indonesia
Ph: +62 251 622 622
Fax: +62 251 622 100
Email: d.murdiyarso@cgiar.org
Web: www.cifor.cgiar.org


Prayer for Sunday Worship on the 13th of February 2005 Concerning the Implementation of the Kyoto Protocol
International
Date:13/02/2005
Time:
Location:
Participation: Open

Details: Representatives of World Council of Churches (WCC), member churches and ecumenical organizations will meet on 15-22 February 2005. The morning worship on February 16th will include prayers for the Kyoto Protocol. Further, Pacific member churches are planning a prayer, on Sunday 13 February, concerning the Implementation of the Kyoto Protocol .
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Organizer(s):
World Council of Churches


Climate Action Network International Events
International, Numerous
Date:16/02/2005
Time:
Location:
Participation: Invitation only

Details: CAN International is planning an event in 24 cities around the world: AUSTRALIA, Sydney and Melbourne; BELGIUM, Brussels; BRAZIL, Rio and Sao Paulo; CANADA; CHINA, Beijing; CROATIA; CZECH REPUBLIC; FINLAND; FRANCE, Paris; GERMANY; ICELAND; INDIA; INDONESIA; IRELAND, Dublin; ITALY, Rome; JAPAN, Kyoto and Tokyo; MOROCCO; NORWAY; PACIFIC ISLANDS; PORTUGAL, Lisbon; RUSSIA, Moscow; SLOVENIA; SOUTH AFRICA; SWITZERLAND, Zurich; THE NETHERLANDS, Utrecht; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; and UNITED KINGDOM, London.

Please refer the link for compiled list of event in various cities, related information on the treaty and other resources for CAN members. http://www.climatenetwork.org/kyotoevents.htm
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Organizer(s):
Climate Action Network (CAN) International
Web: http://www.climatenetwork.org/kyotoevents.htm


Friend of the Climate Week
Italy
Date:
Time:
Location: throughout Italy
Participation: Open

Details: 13 - 20 February 2005
Over 50 local initiatives in 15 regions to launch the public campaign Change of Climate to sensitise citizens on the issue of climate change. The activities include conferences, information stalls, exhibitions, petition signing.
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Organizer(s):
LEGAMBIENTE o.n.l.u.s.
Via Salaria 403
00199 Roma, Italy
Tel. +39 06 86268396
Fax. +39 06 86218474
Contact : Mrs. Francesca Biffi
Coordinator Climate and Poverty Campaign
Email : f.biffi@mail.legambiente.com


Conference on "Present and future of the Kyoto Protocol"
Italy, Milan
Date:15/02/2005
Time: 14:00 - 19:00
Location: Politecnico di Milano Technical University, Milano, Italy
Participation:

Details: This conference will celebrate the Kyoto Protocol’s official entry into force on the next day. Leading Italian and European scientists will present the scientific evidence of global climate change and its impacts on the environment and the socio-economic system. They will also analyze the costs and benefits of the compliance with the Protocol, the future scenarios after Kyoto and the emerging technologies for cleaner energy production. A round table will discuss the response of public and private institutions to the challenge posed by the Protocol to our society.
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Organizer(s):
Politecnico di Milano
Regione Lombardia
ARPA Lombardia
Fondazione Lombardia per l’Ambiente
Società Italiana di Ecologia
Associazione Ingegneri per l’Ambiente e il Territorio
Email: fiorese@elet.polimi.it
Web: http://www.polinews.polimi.it/


Event: "The Kyoto Protocol and employment strategies for Campania region"
Italy, Naples
Date:17/02/2005
Time: 17:30
Location: Città della Scienza, Sala Archimede
via Coroglio 57, Napoli
Participation:

Details: L'applicazione del Protocollo di Kyoto e le strategie di occupazione per la Campania
Per l'iscrizione:
Compilare il form di adesione all'indirizzo: www.campania-startup.it/info_associa.php
Compilare il modulo di iscrizione e pagare la quota in occasione degli incontri periodici
Per informazioni:
Campania Start-Up
via Coroglio, 57 - 80124 Napoli
Fax: 081 242 85 19
E-mail: info@campania-startup.it
Web: www.campania-startup.it
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Organizer(s):
Kyoto Club, Rome - Italy
Via Tuscolana 171
00182 Roma
segreteria@kyotoclub.org
http://www.kyotoclub.org
http://www.kyotoclubnews.it


"Natural disasters and climate change in the globalisation era: the world contract on energy"
Italy, Rome
Date:14/02/2005
Time: 9.30-14.00
Location: Università La Sapienza, - Facoltà di Lettere, Aula 1, P.le Aldo Moro
Participation: Open

Details: Conference to discuss the impact on the environment of the fossil fuel economy.
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Organizer(s):
LEGAMBIENTE o.n.l.u.s.
Via Salaria 403
00199 Roma, Italy
Tel. +39 06 86268330
Fax. +39 06 86218474
Contact : Mr. Daniele Calza Bini,
International Department
Email : d.calzabini@mail.legambiente.com


Protest and request for commitment to the Kyoto Protocol
Italy, Rome
Date:15/02/2005
Time: 9.30-14.00
Location: Outside US embassy and then outside Italian Government building (Palazzo Chigi)
Participation: Open

Details:
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Organizer(s):
LEGAMBIENTE o.n.l.u.s.
Via Salaria 403
00199 Roma, Italy
Tel. +39 06 86268330
Fax. +39 06 86218474
Contact : Mr. Daniele Calza Bini,
International Department
Email : d.calzabini@mail.legambiente.com


Celebration of Kyoto Protocol entry into force
Italy, Rome
Date:16/02/2005
Time: 12.00-14.00
Location: Galleria Colonna
Participation: Open

Details: Party with banners, information stands, petition signing, music, big birthday cake, distribution of traditional food products.
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Organizer(s):
LEGAMBIENTE o.n.l.u.s.
WWF Italy
GREENPEACE Italy
Email : d.calzabini@mail.legambiente.com
m.midulla@wwf.it


"Cities, Regions and the Kyoto challenge
Italy, Rome
Date:16/02/2005
Time: 15.00-19.00
Location: Sala della Protomoteca del Campidoglio, Rome City Town Hall
Participation: Open

Details: Conference with local administrators to discuss the policies and measures to reduce GHG emissions and use energy more efficiently.
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Organizer(s):
LEGAMBIENTE o.n.l.u.s.
Via Salaria 403
00199 Roma, Italy
Tel. +39 06 86268398
Fax. +39 06 86218474
Contact : Mr. Edoardo Zanchini
Head of Environmental Policy
Email : e.zanchini@mail.legambiente.com


Kyoto Protocol in action: what it means to you and to FAO
Italy, Rome
Date:16/02/2005
Time: 10:30 - 11:30
Location: Austria Room
FAO Headquarters
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
Participation: Invitation only

Details: The FAO Interdepartmental Working Group on Climate Change organizes a panel to discuss the implications for FAO of the entry into force of the Kyoto Protocol with World Food Programme, International Fund for Agricultural Development and FAO staff.
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Organizer(s):
Interdepartmental Working Group on Climate Change
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
E-mail: wulf.killmann@fao.org
Web: http://www.fao.org/clim/


Climate Change Symposium
Jamaica, Kingston
Date:16/02/2005
Time: 9:30 - 13.00
Location: Hilton Hotel
Participation:

Details: Speeches by officials including the Prime Minister
Organizer(s):
Meteorological Service, Jamaica
Ministry of Land & Environment
E-mail: metja@infochan.com


Climate Change Seminar
Japan, Kyoto
Date:15/02/2005
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Campus Plaza Kyoto, 2nd floor, Meeting room No.3
(5 minutes on foot from the main exit of the Kyoto railway station)
Participation: Open

Details: COP-10 and the Perspectives of International Collaboration against Global Warming. Presentations will include "Technological Break-through" Strategy of the Bush Administration - Prof. Masayuki FUKAO; and The Situation and Perspectives of International Collaboration from the Point of View of the COP-10 - Asist. Prof. Yukari TAKAMURA. Participation is free and persons who do not understand Japanese are kindly requested to inform the organizer of his/her participation at the following e-mail adDr.ess before the noon G.M.T. Feb.12.
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Organizer(s):
Japan Scientists’ Association, Kyoto branch (JSAK)
Email: jsa-k@jsa.forum.ne.jp


Commemorative Event to Mark the Entry into Force of the Kyoto Protocol
Japan, Kyoto
Date:16/02/2005
Time: 18:30 - 22:30
Location: Kyoto International Conference Hall (Takaragaike, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto)
Participation: Open

Details: The Ministry of the Environment of Japan, in conjunction with the governments of Kyoto Prefecture and Kyoto City, will hold an event on Wednesday 16 February to commemorate the entry into force of Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change adopted at the Third Conference of the Parties to the Convention (COP3) on this day. The event will be held with the Minister for the Environment Yuriko Koike in attendance at the Kyoto International Conference Hall, where COP3 itself took place, under the title of “Commemorative Event to Mark the Entry into Force of the Kyoto Protocol: Kyoto Protocol Enters into Force! – Messages from around the World” .

Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai and Joke Waller-Hunter will adDr.ess the symposium followed by Japanese Minister Yuriko Koike who will open the Kyoto Relay of Messages celebration. The relay will feature video messages from United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Chinese Minister of the Environment Jiang Liu as well as live video conference links with UK Minister Margaret Beckett and Canadian Minister of the Environment Stéphane Dion.

Languages: Japanese and English with simultaneous interpretation. For further information and press, please refer to the ANNEX1, 2 and 3 or http://www.env.go.jp/en/

Event webcast

(PDF) Joke Waller-Hunter's Keynote address (25 kB)
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Organizer(s):
The Ministry of the Environment, Kyoto Prefecture and Kyoto City


International Forum on the A/R CDM
Japan, Tokyo
Date:16/02/2005
Time: 14:00
Location:
Participation: Invitation only

Details:
Organizer(s):
Japan International Forestry Promotion and Cooperation Center (JIFPRO)
Mr. NAKA Kenzo
kenzo@jifpro.or.jp
Web: www.jifpro.or.jp


IPCC Expert Meeting
La Réunion, Saint Denis
Date:16/02/2005
Time: February 16 to 18
Location:
Participation: Invitation only

Details: The IPCC Expert Meeting on Integration of Adaptation, Mitigation and Sustainable Development in La Réunion.
Organizer(s):
National Institute for Public Health and the Environment


Special supplement to be issued daily newspapers
Maldives
Date:16/02/2005
Time:
Location:
Participation:

Details: The supplement will include a message from His Excellency Mr. Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, President of the Republic of Maldives, and a message from Honourable Abdulla Kamaludeen, the Acting Minister of Environment and Construction to mark this special occasion. The supplement will also include general information on the Kyoto Protocol and its importance to low-lying small island states like the Maldives.
In addition, a press conference is also planned to be held at the Ministry of Environment and Construction and the Deputy Minister of Environment and Construction will brief journalists on the Kyoto Protocol.
Information on the Kyoto Protocol is also planned to be given to students at all schools in Maldives during school assemblies on that day.
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Organizer(s):
E-mail: env@environment.gov.mv


Conferencias magistrales "La Implementación del Protocolo de Kioto y la CMNUCC: Importancia para la comunidad internacional"
Mexico, Mexico City
Date:16/02/2005
Time: 10:30 - 15:00
Location: Cámara de Diputados del Congreso de la Unión
Participation: Open

Details: El evento será inaugurado por la Diputada Blanca Gámez Gutiérrez, Presidenta de la Comisión de Relaciones Exteriores. Las conferencias serán impartidas por representantes de los sectores público y académico, así como por la Oficina Regional para América Latina y el Caribe del Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente.
Organizer(s):
Comisión de Relaciones Exteriores de la Cámara de Diputados del Congreso de la Unión


Celebration of the entry into force of the Kyoto Protocol
Mexico, Mexico City
Date:16/02/2005
Time: 8:00 - 9:00
Location: Los Pinos
Participation: Invitation only

Details: Activities will start with a welcome address by the Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, the Ambassador of Japan in Mexico and a representative of the private sector. Then include the delivery of the first Letters of Approval for CDM projects in Mexico and a closing ceremony by President Fox.
Organizer(s):
Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources
Government of Mexico
Tel.: (52) 55 54902100 ext 14512
alejandra.lopez@semarnat.gob.mx


Programme de télévision
Morocco
Date:15/02/2005
Time: diffusion le soir à partir de 21h00 (heure Marocaine)
Location: La diffusion est programmé pour le 15 février sur la Chaine Télévisée RTM (première chaine marocaine)
Participation: Open

Details: "EntreprenDr.e-Macharii" on RTM Public Channel
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Organizer(s):
Organisateur(s): Ministère de l'Aménagement du Territoire, de l'Eau et de l'Environnment avec l'appui du projet PNUD-PNUE RC MDP Maroc (et aussi, les sponsors : le PNUD-Rabat, l'Office National de l'Electricité, l'Office National de l'Eau Potable et l'office Chérifien des Phosphates)


Working breakfast - Subject: Raising Awareness
Morocco, Casablanca
Date:15/02/2005
Time: 8.30 - 10.30 (heure marocaine)
Location: Royal Mansour Hotel, Casablanca
Participation: Invitation only

Details: Débat sur la sensibilisation aux Changements Climatiques, Protocole de Kyoto et Méchanisme pour un Développement Propre.
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Organizer(s):
Ministère de l'Aménagement du Territoire, de l'Eau et de l'Environnment avec l'appui du projet PNUD-PNUE RC MDP Maroc (et aussi, les sponsors : le PNUD-Rabat, l'Office National de l'Electricité, l'Office National de l'Eau Potable et l'office Chérifien des Phosphates)
ucc@mtds.com
rcmdp@mtds.com
dpcc@minenv.gov.ma


Seminar:Sensibilisation des futurs cadres et responsables économiques du pays.
Morocco, Casablanca
Date:16/02/2005
Time: 14.30 - 19.00
Location: Ecole Hassania des Travaux Publics, Casablanca
Participation: Invitation only

Details:
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Organizer(s):
Ministère de l'Aménagement du Territoire, de l'Eau et de l'Environnment avec l'appui du projet PNUD-PNUE RC MDP Maroc (et aussi, les sponsors : le PNUD-Rabat, l'Office National de l'Electricité, l'Office National de l'Eaun Potrable et l'office Chérifien des Phosphates)


Cocktail Function
New Zealand, Auckland
Date:15/02/2005
Time: 17.30
Location: PricewaterhouseCoopers
Level 22 PwC Tower
188 Quay Street, Auckland
Participation:

Details: NZ Business Council for Sustainable Development and the Environmental Defence Society invite you to a Cocktail Function to mark the Kyoto Protocol coming into force Introductory comments from: Rob Fenwick, Chair of the Business Council; Gary Taylor, Chair of the Environmental Defence Society
AdDr.ess by Minister Pete Hodgson via video conference Please RSVP to Claire McShane: office@nzbcsd.org.nz or 09 488 7404 by Thursday, 10 February 2005
Organizer(s):
NZ Business Council for Sustainable Development and the Environmental Defence Society


Climate Seminar
Norway, Oslo
Date:16/02/2005
Time: 10:00 AM - 13:00 PM
Location: Hotel Royal Christiania
Participation:

Details: The Norwegian Ministry of the Environment, Center for International Climate and Environmental Research - Oslo (CICERO) and Friends of the Earth Norway will have a joint event to mark the Kyoto Protocol entering into force on 16 February 2005. The Norwegian Minister of the Environment - Mr. Knut Arild Hareide - will give a speech on the Norwegian government's policy on how to achieve the commitments of GHG emission reductions within the Kyoto Protocol. Climate researchers Paal Prestrud CICERO, Arild Moe (The Fridtjof Nansen Institute), Knut Alfsen (Statistics Norway) and Asbjoern Torvanger (CICERO) and Director of the environment Tor Fjaeran (Statoil) will address representatives from the Norwegian government, policy makers, industry, NGOs and press during a three hours event in Oslo. Representatives from the Russian and the Japanese embassies will join this event.
Organizer(s):
The Norwegian Ministry of the Environment
Center for International Climate and Environmental Research - Oslo (CICERO)
Friends of the Earth Norway


A Change of Art: Perspectives from a Weathered World. Alternatives for a Changing Climate
Philippines, Makati City
Date:
Time:
Location: Glorietta 3
Makati Mall (between McDonald's and Gift Gate)
Makati City
Philippines
Participation: Open

Details: 18-20 February 2005 An exhibit of photographs on the issue of climate change featuring the works of the class of renowned photographer Pancho Escaler.
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Organizer(s):
klima - Climate Change Center
Manila Observatory, Ateneo de Manila Campus
Loyola Heights, Quezon City, Philippines
Tel.: (632) 426-5921
Fax : (632) 426-0847
E-mail: klima@observatory.ph


Kyoto Protocol Day: New opportunities for investing in cleaner development
Philippines, Manila
Date:16/02/2005
Time: 7:45 - 8:45
Location: Executive Dining Room,
ADB Headquarters, Manila
Participation:

Details: Asian Development Bank will be holding a breakfast event to commemorate Kyoto Protocol Day. New opportunities for investing in cleaner development. Programme: 7:45: Doors open and Breakfast served 8:05: Welcome remarks by ADB President Haruhiko Kuroda 8:10: Message by Secretary Vincent Perez, Department of Energy, Philippines 8:20: Message by Secretary Michael Defensor, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Philippines 8:30: Closing remarks by ADB Vice President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development Geert H.P.B. van der Linden
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Organizer(s):
ADB Tel.: 63-2 6326347 Fax: 63-2 636-2198


Multi-Stakeholder Consultation
Philippines, Manila
Date:16/02/2005
Time:
Location: Holiday Inn Galleria Manila
Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Participation: Invitation only

Details: Multi-Stakeholder Consultation on the Proposed Approval Process of the CDM National Authority in the Philippines.
Organizer(s):
klima - Climate Change Center
Manila Observatory, Ateneo de Manila Campus
Loyola Heights, Quezon City

Tel.: (63-2) 426-5921
Fax: (63-2) 426-0837
E-mail: cd4cdm@observatory.ph, klima@observatory.ph
Web: www.klima.ph/cd4cdm


"STOP THE WARMING: A Media Briefing on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol"
Philippines, Manila
Date:16/02/2005
Time: 11:00 - 13:30
Location: Summit Lounge
29th Floor, Holiday Inn Galleria Manila
#1 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center
Pasig City, Philippines
Participation:

Details: A forum for exchange of ideas on the issue of climate change and an occasion to commemorate the entry into force of the Kyoto Protocol.
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Organizer(s):
Klima Climate Change Center of the Manila Observatory and Kabang Kalikasan ng Pilipinas (KKP/ WWF-Philippines)


Celebration of the entry into force of the Kyoto Protocol
Slovenia, Ljubljana
Date:15/02/2005
Time: 16:00 - 18:00
Location: Government Palace
Participation: Open

Details: The Government of Slovenia will mark the entry into force of the Kyoto Protocol by a solemn session of the National Climate Change Committee (NCCC). Participants will include H.E. Mr. Janez Jansa, Prime Minister; H.E. Mr. Janez Podobnik, Minister of the Environment and Spatial Planning, and Chairman of the NCCC; and others. Introductory speeches will be followed by a press conference.
Organizer(s):
Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning
Tel.: +386 1 478 7345
E-mail: mateja.simcic@gov.si


Celebrating - Kyoto into force - and the official start of the CDM
South Africa, Johannesburg
Date:17/02/2005
Time: 15:00
Location: Energy Development Corporation
Participation: Invitation only

Details: EDC will celebrate the entry of the Kyoto protocol into force with a cocktail party in its premises in Rosebank, Johannesburg.
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Organizer(s):
Valencia Khosa
ValenciaK@cef.org.za
EDC
P.O. BOX 786141
SANDTON
2146
Tel.: (011) 880 9727 General Fax: (011) 880 9803


Presentation of the Spanish Policy on Clean Development Mechanism and Joint Implementation.
Spain
Date:14/02/2005
Time:
Location: Ministry of the Environment
Participation: Invitation only

Details: This event will be chaired by the Spanish Minister of the Environment. It will also take part in the event the Secretary of State of Economy and the Secretary General for the Prevention of Pollution and Climate Change, as well as, Board Members of many the most important companies, mainly from the energy sector, participating in the Spanish Pilot Programme for the use of the Kyoto mechanisms.
Organizer(s):
Ministry of the Environment


Presentation of the main conclusions on the Preliminary Assessment of the Impacts in Spain due to Effects of Climate Change
Spain
Date:15/02/2005
Time:
Location: Ministry of Environment
Participation: Invitation only

Details: This event will be chaired by the Spanish Minister of the Environment. The director of the study, from the University of Castilla La Mancha, and the Secretary General for the Prevention of Pollution and Climate Change will take part in it. A wide representation of authors of this study, as well as, representatives from the Administration and members of civil society will also participate in the event.
Organizer(s):
Ministry of Environment


Round-table on the Kyoto Protocol's entry into force.
Spain
Date:16/02/2005
Time:
Location: Official Residence of the Spanish Prime Minister, Palacio de la Moncloa
Participation: Invitation only

Details: The Spanish Prime Minister, the President of the European Parliament and representatives of the scientific community and NGOs will take part in this round-table.
Organizer(s):
Ministry of Environment


Round-tables on the different approaches on combating climate change from: the business sector, Trade Unions, NGO´s, scientists and Public Administrations
Spain
Date:17/02/2005
Time:
Location: Ministry of Environment and Biodiversity Foundation
Participation: Invitation only

Details: The round-tables will be launched by the Minister of the Environment with participation of Members of the Adviser Council of the Environment.
Organizer(s):
Ministry of Environment


Seminar on Environmental Education and Climate Change
Spain, Santiago de Compostela
Date:
Time:
Location: Santiago University
Participation:

Details: 4-5 March 2005 and 14th May (20 hours). Participants will receive a certification from Santiago University Lecturers: Dr.. Manuel Bermejo (Santiago University, School of Chemistry), Dr.. X.R. Doldán (Santiago University, School of Economics), Dr.. F.Heras (CENEAM, MaDr.id) and J. Nieto (CCOO Trade Union). For more details, please connect with manuelantoniof55@yahoo.es
Organizer(s):
Chemistry Faculty of Santiago University
Manuel Antonio Fernández Domínguez (workshop coordinator)
Carmen Morán (secretary)
ICE-USC
Avda. das Ciencias. Chalé 3. Campus Sur.
Santiago de Compostela. Spain
Tel.: 981 563100 Ext. Carmen Moran
E-mail: icemoran@usc.es


Conference "Climate Change Politics. Introduction for researchers and technicians"
Spain, Valladolid
Date:16/02/2005
Time: 12:00 - 14:00
Location: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenierías Agrarias, Universidad de Valladolid (Campus de Palencia)
Participation: Open

Details: On the day the Kyoto Protocol enters into force the Doctorate Program will present its latest results and programmed research on climate change. During the event Miguel Segur will present an introduction to the past and future politics of climate change for researchers. Hard copies of the conference will be available at the meeting.
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Organizer(s):
Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenierías Agrarias
Universidad de Valladolid
Felipe Bravo Oviedo
Email: requekch@pvs.uva.es
Ph: +34 979108430
Web: http://www.palencia.uva.es


Information Campaign for Entry into Force of the Kyoto Protocol and the Clean Development Mechanism
Tunisia, Tunis
Date:16/02/2005
Time:
Location: International Centre of Environmental Technologies in Tunisia
Participation:

Details: The Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development will organise an information campaign (seminar, debates and press releases) . The Environment and Sustainable Development Minister will open this campaign which the objective is to raise awareness among decision makers and the operators in the public and private sectors to financing opportunities for Clean Development Mechanism projects in Tunisia. The program of seminar will consist of: Opening by the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development
Presentation of Kyoto Protocol of UNFCCC
Challenge anf opportunities of CDM
Organizer(s):
The Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development


Informative and awareness day on "The Kyoto Protocol: a first steep within a long process"
Tunisia, Tunis
Date:25/02/2005
Time: 8:30 - 12:30
Location: The City of Sciences, Tunis
Participation: Open

Details: A representative of the Tunisian Minister of Environment and sustainable development and Mr DUBOIS Permanent Representative of the UNDP Office in Tunis will open this informative and awareness day. Presentations will focused on the Kyoto Protocol guide lines, the Clean Devlopment Mechanism (CDM) and opportunities for Tunisia and the stakes and challenges related to the implementation of the Kyoto Protocol. A round table charred by Mr. Youba SOKONA, Executive Secretary of the Sahara and Sahel Observatory with the attendance of Mr. Ogunlade DAVIDSON, Vice President of the IPCC WGIII. The organisation of this informative and awareness day is supported by the German technical Cooperation (GTZ) Office in Tunis.
Organizer(s):
The Tunisian NGO on Climate Change and Sustainable Development (Association Tunisienne des Changements Climatiques et du Development Durable (2C2D)
Yadh LABBENE, President of 2C2D
106 Avenue de Jugurth
Mutuelleville,1002 Tunis, Tunisie
GSM : 00 216 97 409 65
E-mail : labbene@meteo.tn


Press Conference for Public Awareness on Entry into Force of Kyoto Protocol
Turkey, Istanbul
Date:15/02/2005
Time: 11:00
Location: Chamber of Environmental Engineers
Istanbul Branch
stiklal Caddesi No:386/2 Beyoglu
Istanbul
Participation:

Details: Turkish environmental NGOs join international celebration on entry into force of the Kyoto Protocol
Organizer(s):
UCTEA Chamber of Environmental Engineers
Tel: +90 312 430 64 34 / +90 212 245 89 16-17
E-mail: cmo@cmo.org.tr
www.cmo.org.tr

Greenpeace Mediterranean - Turkey
Tel: +90 212 248 0331
E-mail: bilgi@greenpeace.org.tr
www.greenpeace.org/turkey_tr

EUROSOLAR Turkey
Tel: +90 532 7744525
E-mail: info@eurosolar.org.tr
www.eurosolar.org.tr/html/tindex.html


Kyoto Climate March
United Kingdom, London
Date:12/02/2005
Time: 11:30
Location: Lincoln's Inn Fields (Holborn Tube)
Participation: Open

Details: The main march will involve a parade of the flags of all the countries that have ratifed the Kyoto Protocol. Speakers will include Caroline Lucas MEP (Green Party), Tony Juniper, Director Friends of the Earth, Norman Baker MP (Lib-Dem Shadow Environment Minister) and Muzammal Hussain from the Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
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Organizer(s):
Campaign against Climate Change


Event to mark Kyoto Protocol
United Kingdom, London
Date:16/02/2005
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Location: Westminster, London, UK
Participation: Invitation only

Details: The Carbon Trust, set up by the UK Government to work with business to reduce carbon emissions, is holding the UK event to mark the Kyoto Protocol, attended by decision makers from the business world and the wider community. The event will be adDr.essed by two of the leading international experts on climate change: Professor Sir David King, the UK Government's Chief Scientific Adviser and Professor Michael Grubb, Associated Director of Policy at the Carbon Trust.
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Organizer(s):
The Carbon Trust
Peter Hambly
email: info@thecarbontrust.co.uk
Tel.: +(44- 207) 170-7000
Fax:+(44-207) 170-7020
Web: www.thecarbontrust.co.uk


Workshop on JI/CDM transactions
United Kingdom, London
Date:16/02/2005
Time: 8:30 - 14:00 Workshop
15:00 - 17:00 Open meeting of LCCSPG
17:00 - 18:00 Reception
Location:
Participation: Invitation only

Details: Baker & McKenzie is running a workshop on doing JI/CDM transactions at our offices in London. Open meeting of the London Climate Change Service Providers Group (LCCSPG): The LCCSPG is a new business group set up to lobby on behalf of its members on the business benefits of policy and legislation to tackle climate change (see www.londonclimatechange.com). Finally, Baker & McKenzie is hosting a Dr.inks reception on behalf of the LCCSPG to celebrate the coming into force of the Kyoto Protocol.
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Organizer(s):
Global Clean Energy & Climate Change Group
Anthony Hobley, Senior Associate
Environment Group
Baker & McKenzie
London
Tel.: (44-207) 919-1970
Switchboard: (44-207) 919-1000
Fax: (44-207) 919-1999
E-mail: Anthony.Hobley@Bakernet.com


Getting muddy for Kyoto
United Kingdom, Norwich
Date:16/02/2005
Time: 12:15
Location: School of Environmental Sciences
Participation: Open

Details: The Tyndall Centre at the University of East Anglia will plant 50 saplings (oak, ash, beech, birch and willow) and invites you to take part. Please contact Laura Middleton if you wish to be involved
Science Communication Officer,
The Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Tel.: 01603 593905
Cathy Young
Science Communication Officer, UEA
Tel: 01603 593007
Organizer(s):
The Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Tel.: 01603 593905
University of East Anglia
Tel.: 01603 593007


Oxford Kyoto Round Table and Entry-into-Force Banquet
United Kingdom, Oxford
Date:16/02/2005
Time:
Location: University of Oxford and Ecosecurities
Participation: Invitation only

Details:
Organizer(s):
Dr. Benito Müller
benito.mueller@philosophy.oxford.ac.uk


Press Conference
United States, Berkeley
Date:14/02/2005
Time: 12.00
Location: City's Peace Bell monument Berkeley City Hall
Participation:

Details: Berkeley's Valentine to the Planet - Press Conference to announce Berkeley's endorsement of the Kyoto Protocol and its pledge to reduce its production of greenhouse gases emissions to achieve a climate neutral impat Ambassador Enele Sopoaga, Permanent Representative of Tuvalu to the United Nations and Vice-Chairman of the Alliance of Small Island States will be speaking on climate change and global warming, issues that are of particular concern to island nations that are experiencing the effects of rising ocean levels. See KyotoUSA's website www.kyotousa.org for more details.
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Organizer(s):
City of Berkeley
Tom Bates, Mayor
(510) 981-7100
(mayor@ci.berkeley.ca.us)

Linda Maio
Berkeley City Council
(510) 981-7110
maio@ci.berkeley.ca.us

Tom Kelly
KyotoUSA
(510) 684-6484 (cell)


Climate Change Policy: Next Steps
United States, Brookings Institution
Date:09/02/2005
Time: 10:00a - 14:00
Location: The Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium
1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
Participation: Invitation only

Details: Is it time to renew American leadership on global warming? The long-dormant and controversial Kyoto Protocol will enter into force on February 16, albeit without the United States. While disagreements remain over the treaty, its entry into force provides an important opportunity to examine lessons learned from the last decade and to consider next steps in climate change policy and diplomacy. At this Brookings briefing, a distinguished group of speakers will discuss the current state of climate change policy and address several key questions.
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Organizer(s):
Brookings Institution


The Kyoto Protocol Comes Into Force: So what?
United States, Canton
Date:16/02/2005
Time: 19:00
Location: Hepburn Hall 212, St. Lawrence University in upstate New York
Participation: Invitation only

Details: Faculty and students from St. Lawrence University's Environmental Studies programme are holding an event commemorating the significance of 16 February 2005, the day the Kyoto Protocol comes into force. Having attended the 10th Conference of Parties (COP 10) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change this past December in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Professor Rosales will talk about the Kyoto Protocol process and students will report on their experiences and observations.
Organizer(s):
St. Lawrence University
Jon Rosales
Email: jrosales@stlawu.edu


Kyoto Celebration Day
United States, Collegeville
Date:
Time: Monday thru Wednesday 11:30 - 13:30
Wednesday night 19:00
Location: Monday through Wednesday afternoon in Wismer Hall lobby
Wednesday night inside Olin Auditorium
Ursinus College in Southeastern Pennsylvania
Participation: Open

Details: 14-16 February 2005 All students are invited and any interested community members may attend Wednesday night event. Students in the Environmental Studies course on Global Climate Change are holding several events to mark the importance of the signing of the Kyoto Protocol into action and to make Ursinus students and faculty more aware of the Protocol’s impacts. Monday through Wednesday during student lunches, a table will be manned with information on the Kyoto Protocol to spread awareness. Wednesday evening an episode of Captain Planeton global warming will be shown to anyone interested in attending which will include a brief introductory speech on the Kyoto Protocol.
Organizer(s):
Students in ENV 350 Global Climate Change at Ursinus College
Dr. Leah Joseph
Ljoseph@ursinus.edu


Kyoto Comes of Age: the Beginning of the Carbon-Constrained Age
United States, Denver
Date:16/02/2005
Time: 9:00
Location: USEPA Conference Center
Participation:

Details: An information session on the implications of the coming into force of the Kyoto Protocol and a review of the potential effects on businesses within the United States
Organizer(s):
David Schaller, Climate Change Coordinator
US EPA, Region 8
schaller.david@epa.gov


Brown Bag Seminar: "Ups and Downs in Negotiations and Ratifications of the Kyoto Protocol"
United States, Honolulu
Date:15/02/2005
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Location: East-West Center
John A. Burns Hall, Room 3012, 3rd floor
Participation:

Details: Ups and Downs in Negotiations and Ratifications of the Kyoto Protocol: Implications of its Entry into Force by Dr.. ZhongXiang Zhang
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Organizer(s):
East-West Center
Dr. ZhongXiang Zhang
Senior Economist
Research Program
1601 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96848-1601
Tel.: +1 808 944 7265
Fax: +1 808 944 7298
E-mail: ZhangZ@EastWestCenter.org


What's Next for Maine on Climate Change
United States, Maine
Date:16/02/2005
Time: 19:00
Location: Main Lounge, Moulton Union
Bowdoin College
Brunswick, Maine
Participation: Open

Details: Bowdoin College will host a presentation by local environmental policy makers and educators that will look at "What's Next for Maine on Climate Change?" The drafting of the Maine State Climate Action Plan and how Maine's legislators can out the plan into effect will be addressed by Representative Ted Koffman, co-chair of the Natural; Resources Committee; Suzanne Watson of the Northeast States Consortium on Air Use Management, and Bowdoin Professor Mark Battle. For more information call the Environmental Studies Program at 207-725-3396.
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Organizer(s):
The Environmental Studies Program at Bowdoin College


One Day after Kyoto: Next Steps on Climate
United States, New York
Date:17/02/2005
Time: Opening remarks will begin in Conference Room #2 at 10am, and the program will conclude at 1pm after a panel discussion.
Location: For security reasons, we ask that you arrive at the UN Visitor’s entrance on 1st Avenue between 45th and 46th street at least 30 minutes before the program begins; no later than 9:30 a.m.
Participation:

Details: This important conference is sponsored by the UN Foundation and cosponsored by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the United Kingdom Mission to the United Nations, and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. The United Nations Fund for International Partnerships will be our host.

This meeting will be held the day after the Kyoto Protocol takes effect, committing its signatories to reduce the emissions that are causing global warming, as the first step in implementing the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The program will include an update on the science of climate change by Daniel Schrag, Director of the Harvard University Center for the Environment; remarks by U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel, who plans significant new legislation on climate change and international development; and by Sir Emyr Jones Parry, the British ambassador to the UN, who will describe the UK’s leadership on climate this year, when it holds the Presidency of both the G-8 and the European Union. A copy of the agenda is attached.

Ratification of the Kyoto Protocol marks a turning point in the world’s approach to our biggest environmental challenge. We hope you will join us for this discussion of what should come next.
Organizer(s):
Please RSVP by Monday, February 14th to events@unfoundation.org as we must give your names to security. For more information, you can contact Mary Jane Rota at 202-887-9040.


Kyoto celebrations
United States, Sonoma County
Date:16/02/2005
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
event in Sonoma starts at 17:00
Location: Four Japanese restaurants in Sonoma County, CA
Cities: Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Petaluma, City of Sonoma
Participation: Open

Details: Join city council members in celebration at three local Japanese restaurants. To join the celebration, please choose one of the three participating restaurants, call directly for reservations, and mention being part of Kyoto Day.
- Santa Rosa - Steve Rabinowitsh - Osake, 542-8282, 2446 Patio Court (Montgomery Village) - Carolyn Scott
- Petaluma - Pam Torliatt - Kabuki, 773-3232, 17 Petaluma Boulevard North - Mike Sandler
- Sebastopol - Larry Robinson - Sushi Tozai, 824-9886, 7531 Healdsburg - Bonny Frick
Sushinoma, 500 W. Napa Street, 935-0956 for reservations. This celebration starts at 5:00. City of Sonoma Council member Larry Barnett will be present. For more information call Bob Glotzbach 939-8601.
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Organizer(s):
The Climate Protection Campaign Ann Hancock, Coordinator, (707) 829-1224
The Community Clean Water Institute Mike Sandler, Coordinator, (707) 824-4370
The North Bay Chapter of the Electric Auto Association Nick Carter, President, North Bay Chapter, (707) 573-9361
The Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition Chris Culver, Coordinator, (707) 545-0153


Kyoto Protocol Valentine Presentation at White House
United States, Washington, DC
Date:14/02/2005
Time: 12:00
Location: Ellipse, adjacent to White House, Washington, D.C.
Participation: Open

Details: A ten foot "Kyoto Protocol Valentine to Humanity" will be presented for President Bush's signature.
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Organizer(s):
National Global Warming Coalition Tel.: 406-542-8089 Mobile: 406-396-1287 E-mail: david@globalwarmingsolution.org




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15 Feb 2005, WHO