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|ESA at UNFCCC COP 13|
ESA is participating to the UN Climate Change Conference taking place on 3-14 December 2007 at the Bali International Conference Center, Indonesia.
The Conference will be presided by the Indonesian Environment Minister, with support from the UNFCCC Executive Secretariat.
This year’s scientific report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has made clear beyond doubt that climate change is a reality and can seriously harm the future development of our economies, societies and eco-systems worldwide. Since climate change is a global issue, tackling climate change and its impacts can only be successfully coordinated at the international level. The UN Framework on Climate Change presents the appropriate forum to do this. It has been expanded by the Kyoto Protocol which includes emission reduction commitments for developed countries over the period 2008–2012. A new international climate change deal must be put in place in time to ensure that necessary action is undertaken immediately after 2012 when the current phase of the Kyoto Protocol ends.
ESA will be present at COP-13 with a stand during the whole conference duration and a specific side event "Space supporting UNFCCC - global products for a better understanding of our climate".
The side event will take place on Thursday 6 December, 13:00 - 15:00, at the Grand Hyatt Bali.
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