In December 2004, the international climate policy community met in Buenos Aires for the annual Conference of the Parties (COP 10). The forthcoming entry into force of the Kyoto Protocol and the 10th anniversary of the entry into force of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) were celebrated but quickly gave room to charged negotiations on the future of the international climate policy regime after 2012. Despite negative media reports, in that respect COP 10 was a success. It agreed on the fi rst step of this negotiation process: a seminar in May 2005 to discuss different proposals on post- 2012 climate policy very informally.
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