Washington, Dec 2 : A meeting of a UN (United Nations) body that aims to devise ways to fight climate change, may ironically add around 13,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) to Earth's greenhouse effect.
According to a report in ENN (Environmental News Network), the meeting is of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which is being held from December 1-12.
The UNFCCC has said that the estimate of a release of 13,000 tonnes of CO2 is based on a turnout of 8,000 people, but as of November 30, 10,657 people had registered for the talks.
Poland, which is hosting the meeting, "plans to offset the total emissions resulting from the conference once a final calculation has been made," the UNFCCC said.
The UNFCCC, based in Bonn, has send 200 people to the Poznan talks, who have travelled by the most "carbon-friendly means possible," either by train or bus.
The Poznan talks are a stepping stone to a new global treaty on climate change, scheduled to be concluded in Copenhagen in December 2009.
Most greenhouse gases come from the burning of oil, coal and gas.
Emissions from the Poznan talks come principally from delegate travel and heating and lighting the conference venue.