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Climate Change Revisited

United Nations conference on climate change takes place in Montreal, Canada

This week, Montreal (Canada) has witnessed the opening of the biggest meeting on climate change since the Kyoto Conference in 1997. The United Nations (UN) Climate Change conference in Montreal follows the entry into force of the Kyoto protocol earlier this year. Over 8000 participants from industrialised countries and developing nations will try to define the technical means to achieve the emission targets for 2012 and beyond. For non-specialists in need of background information on scientific aspects of climate change, GreenFacts is pleased to provide a reader-friendly summary of the Third Assessment Report published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on The summary of this leading scientific consensus document is also available in French, German, and Spanish. GreenFacts asbl is an independent non-profit organization based in Brussels. It publishes, at faithful summaries of authoritative scientific consensus documents on environment and health matters, which are peer-reviewed by independent experts. GreenFacts provides non-specialists with a free source of scientific information on many environment and health issues: air pollution, arsenic, aspartame, boron, climate change, dioxins, ecosystem change, endocrine disruptors, fisheries, fluoride, genetically modified crops, mercury, power lines, tobacco, and water disinfectants. If you would like more information about GreenFacts, or to schedule an interview with Jacques de Selliers, General Manager, please contact: Manuel Carmona Yebra Communications Manager Tel: +32 (0) 2 211 34 25 Fax: +32 (0) 2 218 89 73 Mobile: +32 (0) 486 57 22 74 E-mail:


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