A journalist’s guide to the Bali Climate Conference
The 13th Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the 3rd Meeting of Parties to the Kyoto Protocol will take place in Bali, Indonesia from 3-14 December 2007. The meetings are some of the most important to date, as negotiators will be discussing the successor to the Kyoto Protocol, whose first commitment period expires in 2012. This briefing gives a quick overview of the Convention, the Kyoto Protocol, the structure and function of the meetings in Bali and some of the main issues that will be on the agenda. It describes key possible outcomes of the meeting and provides reliable sources of further information.