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Policy corner: Kyoto Protocol meeting in Milan

Background - 30 June, 2005
The 9th Conference of the Parties (COP9) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) took place in December 2003 in Milan, Italy. The Framework Convention was agreed at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1992, and has since been ratified by 188 countries. Its ultimate objective is the 'stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.

The UK's first wind farm in the Irish Sea which will supply 50,000 homes with power.

Document Library

Sinks in the CDM: After the climate, biodiversity goes down the drain An analysis of the CDM sinks agreement at CoP-9

The State of the Cryosphere: What the Ice is Telling us.

Sinks in the Clean Development Mechanism: After the climate, will biodiversity go down the drain?

Sinks in the Clean Development Mechanism: Do not change the 1990 reference year!

Checklist for Clean Development Mechanism sink negotiators

Climate Action Network: Preventing dangerous climate change

Wind Force 12: A blueprint to achieve 12% of the world's electricity from windpower by 2020

Press release announcing Solar Thermal Power Report

Solar Thermal Power Report:solar thermal power is capable of supplying clean electricity to morethan 100 million people living in the sunniest parts of the worldwithin two decades.

Solar Generation: electricity for over 1 billion people and 2 million jobs by 2020

Bali Principles of Climate Justice