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The Sixth Conference of the Parties to the Framework Convention on Climate Change
The Hague; 13-24 November 2000

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) has prepared a collection of on-line resources for COP-6. 

IISD Resources

Our daily reports, photos, RealAudio recordings will be available at 

Other resources include:

a) Report from SB-13 (including analysis) and SB-12
b) Report from COP-5

UNFCCC  and official Dutch Government Sites 

The official website for the 6th Conference of the UNFCCC Parties. This site provides ready access to the Agenda and Daily Programme, Documents, and Press Corner for all press releases during the event. The Conference's Plenary and High Level Meetings will be broadcast live and on-demand on the Internet. For the first time, special "rooms" link you instantly to information about each government that is party to the Convention as well as those United Nations, intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations that participate. A search facility and site map make navigation easy. 

The outreach website of the host government, the Netherlands. Produced by Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment, this website provides ready access to information About Climate Change and a Clearing House leads you to a wealth of educational and public awareness information on the science behind climate change as well as about the global negotiations on what to do about it. Join The Discussion allows anyone, anywhere to participate in daily on-line debates, while the world's young people will focus on Youth Corner - a website devoted a special youth conference that will be held in The Hague during COP 6. Events Around the World will highlight meetings, and other actions where ever they occur, while Latest News will provide on-line access to stories about the conference.

OTHER Resources

1) Van Ness Feldman 

a)  "International Emissions Trading Rules as a Compliance Tool:  What is Necessary, Effective, and Workable?" Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 30, pp. 10837-10855 (October 2000)

 This article, which was commissioned by EPRI, analyzes the problem of "overselling," elaborates a framework for evaluating liability rules, and applies this framework to evaluate proposals that appear in the Chairmen's negotiating text on mechanisms. 

b)  "A Framework for Achieving Environmental Integrity and the Economic Benefits of Emissions Trading Under the Kyoto Protocol," Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 30, pp. 11061-11070 (November 2000)

This article describes Van Ness Feldman's own proposal for a liability rule:  the "Hybrid Option."  Earlier presentations of this proposal influenced the development of a number of the other "hybrid liability" proposals currently gaining currency in the international negotiations.  The "Hybrid Option" would use annual emission inventories to estimate how many AAUs each Annex B Party will need to cover its commitment period emissions.  These estimated non-surplus AAUs may be traded subject to buyer liability only.  Each Party's estimated surplus AAUs may be sold subject to seller liability.  

2) UNEP/GRID-Arendal - Vital Climate graphics 

UNEP/GRID-Arendal, in cooperation with the IPCC secretariat, UNEP Nairobi and CICERO at the University of Oslo, have prepared a set of 40 graphics presenting the Greenhouse effect, climate change and potential impacts.

See URL: 

3) Institute of Energy Policy and Economics (Grenoble, France)

"Les pays en developpement et la prevention du risque climatique : quelles perspectives pour le mecanisme de developpement propre ?", by Denise Cavard, Pierre Cornut, Philippe Menanteau (Cahier de recherche n.21) The complete paper can be downloaded at : 

4) Climate Network Europe has a page on COP6 information including NGO postion papers, key UNFCCC documents and NGO activities before and during COP6

5) International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association

The following reports from the International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA) are available on 

1) Glossary of Climate Change Terms 2) Summary report of Workshop on Opportunities, Issues and Barriers to the Practical Application of the Kyoto Mechanisms 3) Technology Cooperation and Capacity Building / Technology Assessment in Climate Change Mitigation 4) A Guide to the IPCC

6) Weathervane

Information from COP6 will be located at:  after November 14, 2000. The Weathervane Guide to Climate Policy:  An RFF Reader Edited by Raymond J. Kopp and Jennifer B. Thatcher

7) The Carbon Trader

Live, daily from the conference publishing on line at 

8) Business Council for Sustainable Energy

Emissions Trading: Issues and Options for Domestic and International Markets at 

9) National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)

RIVM performs policy analyses and organises science-policy dialogue activities in support of national and international climate policy development. Global climate change research at RIVM is directed at integrated analyses of the full cause - effect chain, both via state-of-the-art Integrated Assessment Models (IMAGE 2) as well meta-modelling (scanners). A new scanner type of tool available for downloading is FAIR (Framework to Asses International Regimes for differentiation of commitments):  Information about RIVM's international environmental research can be found at: 

10) Centre for Science and Environment

Check out Centre for Science and Environment's new internet newsletter focusing on equity in climate change negotiations, from the Southern perspective. It is designed to inform on issues pertaining to global warming, the CoP negotiations and much more. In this issue: Should fat cats guard the cream, NGO's in glass houses, and others... at 

11) International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association

The report of an IPIECA workshop held in Milan earlier this year on Opportunities, Issues and Barriers to the Practical Application of the Kyoto Mechanisms is now available on the IPIECA website (   in the "what's new" section). This report summarizes the presentations and discussions during the four main sections of the workshop - an overview, emissions trading, project activity and the breakout groups discussions. It builds on the key messages outlined in the summary brochure distributed at UNFCCC SB-12 in Bonn.

12) EcoEquity

Climate Justice Blues is a commentary on the COP6 stage, as it is currently set, and on the fact that the equity issue, and particularly the notion of convergence to per-capita equity, cannot be indefinitely pushed aside. The URL is 

13) Uruguayan Center of Studies on Appropriate Technologies

Documents about the Uruguayan position and analysis for COP 6. Available at 

14) The Government of Canada

The Government of Canada will be offering Web users information about the Sixth Conference of Parties, Canada's progress and up to the minute reports on these following Web sites:  and 

15) World Resources Institute (WRI)

1. "How Will the Clean Development Mechanism Ensure Transparency, Public Engagement, and Accountability?" pinpoints the areas within the CDM's regulations where public access and participation should be introduced. 

2. "Making Small Projects Competitive in the Clean Development Mechanism" describes a Fast Track Proposal to negotiators that would help small, sustainable energy projects compete in the CDM. 

3. "Building Successful Joint Implementation Programs in Central and Eastern Europe" outlines what countries have to do domestically to make JI contribute to national development goals (link from )

4. "A Climate and Environmental Strategy for U.S. Agriculture" outlines a winning strategy in this environmentally and politically important sector. (link from )

5. "Designing the Clean Development Mechanism to meet the needs of a broad range of interests" highlights ways that the CDM can be designed which promote broader benefits.  (  )

16) Global Climate Coalition

The Global Climate Coalition is an organization of trade associations established in 1989 to coordinate business participation in the international policy debate on the issue of global climate change and global warming.

17) Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research

New Country-by-Country Analysis Reveals Global Hotspots:  A new analysis published on 9th November by the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research for the first time identifies for individual countries past and estimated future rates of climate change.

18) US Global Change Research Program

The US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) has unveiled its improved web site at . The site has been upgraded to better serve the public, the scientific community and participating government agencies. The $1.7 billion/year USGCRP is coordinated through the National Science and Technology Council's Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, and embraces activities in 9 separate Federal agencies.


Verification of The Kyoto Protocol: A Fundamental Requirement. Key Issues for the Sixth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Climate Change The Hague, November 2000 and was written by Clare Tenner and the full text is available at The full text of the other briefing papers that Clare Tenner, VERTIC's Environment Researcher, have done on the Kyoto Protocol can be found at: 

20) Centre for Development and the Environment

The Kyoto Protocol and the Carbon Debate. A plea for an international policy on sustainable resource management 

21) BCSDLA / Centro INNOVA

This website has the goal of providing to the non-expert audience, the necessary knowledge to understand the problem of climate change; as well as to enhance the importance of the participation of Latin America's private sector, and other members of the society in the mitigation of it. This tool has been designed with a pedagogical goal in mind, and it is open to all kinds of audiences. 

22) Fossil of the Day

The daily winners of the COP-6 "fossil of the day"-award will be presented on 


UNIDO has prepared the report of the 'African Industry & Climate Change' project for (limited) distribution at COP6.Please note that the individual chapters of the report are also available on-line as PDF files from the UNIDO Kyoto Protocol Web site under where you can find further details on the project, project team & meetings as well as the next stages.

24) GLOBALCHANGE.ORG will have an extensive Post-Kyoto resources section


COP 6 coverage at 


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