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 Stéphane Dion
Stéphane Dion

Closing speech by Stéphane Dion
Indeed, what we have achieved is no less than a MAP for the future – the Montreal Action Plan.  With this roadmap, we are charting a forward course, based on the three “Is”. It is through my consultations with you that the three objectives of this Conference emerged -- the three “I’s”: implement the Kyoto Protocol; improve the Kyoto Protocol and the Convention; and innovate for the future. 
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Photo courtesy of IISD/ ENB-Leila Mead

Montreal climate conference adopts ‘rule book’ of the Kyoto Protocol
30 November 2005 - The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Montreal on Wednesday finalized the ‘rule book’ of the Kyoto Protocol, the 1997 landmark treaty designed to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Under the Kyoto Protocol, which entered into force 16 February 2005, more than 30 industrialized countries are bound by specific and legally binding emission reduction targets. As a first step, these cover the period 2008-2012.
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Montreal climate conference begins with calls for action
28 November 2005 – The United Nations Climate Change Conference began today in Montreal with strong calls for action on the part of the conference’s President, Canadian Environment Minister Stéphane Dion, and the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat. The opening saw the launch of the first ever meeting of the 157 Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP1). At the same time, it was the opening of the 11th Conference of the 189 Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 11).
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Richard Kinley

Statement by Richard Kinley, Officer-in-Charge,UNFCCC
"2005 has emerged as a remarkable year for international climate change policy. The entry into force of the Kyoto Protocol in February opened a new phase in international efforts to protect the global climate. The first ever meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol will open shortly, marking a formal start of work under the treaty."
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Canadian Cultural Programme
 

L'hymne à la beauté du monde
Video (Real) | Audio (mp3 4.6 MB)

Ne tuons pas la beauté du monde
Ne tuons pas la beauté du monde

Ne tuons pas la beauté du monde
Chaque fleur, chaque arbre que l'on tue
Revient nous tuer à son tour

Ne tuons pas la beauté du monde
Ne tuons pas le chant des oiseaux
Ne tuons pas le bleu du jour

Ne tuons pas la beauté du monde
Ne tuons pas la beauté du monde

Ne tuons pas la beauté du monde
La dernière chance de la terre
C'est maintenant qu'elle se joue

Ne tuons pas la beauté du monde
Faisons de la terre un grand jardin
Pour ceux qui viendront après nous
Après nous

Ne tuons pas la beauté du monde
La dernière chance de la terre
C'est maintenant qu'elle se joue

Ne tuons pas la beauté du monde
Faisons de la terre un grand jardin
Pour ceux qui viendront après nous
Après nous

Paroles: Luc Plamondon
Musique: Christian St Toch
Autres interprète: Isabelle Boulay (1998)

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Auteur, compositeur et interprète:
Bruce Cockburn
Danseur et chorégraphe: Gaétan Gingras
Danseuse: Sophie Lavigne
Réalisateur: Bernard Duguay
Productions Phaneuf

 
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