Vigyan Bhawan Centre

8th Conference of the Parties (COP 8)
New Delhi, India, 23 October - 1 November 2002

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The eighth Conference of the Parties (COP 8) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the seventeenth sessions of the COP’s Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) took place at the Vigyan Bhawan Conference Centre in New Delhi, India, from 23 October to 1 November 2002.

Over 4300 participants from 167 Parties, 3 observer States, 213 intergovernmental, non-governmental and other observer organizations, and 222 media outlets were in attendance.

COP 8 focused on implementation and adaptation strategies. It also established closer links between climate change and sustainable development.
At COP 7 in Marrakech, parties completed negotiations on rules for implementing the Kyoto Protocol. Since then 96 nations ratified the protocol and it is expected to come into force in early 2003. The eighth Conference of the Parties to the Climate Change Convention (COP 8) marked a new phase of negotiations focused on implementation of the Marrakesh Accords and UNFCCC issues.

On Friday, 1 November, the COP Plenary have adopted a Delhi Ministerial Declaration on climate change and sustainable development.
It stresses that in addition to mitigation, high priority must be given to adapting to the adverse impacts of climate change. The Declaration reiterates the importance of carrying out all existing international commitments under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. It also calls for early ratification of the Kyoto Protocol.

One accomplishment was making the Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism fully operational. The CDM will promote sustainable development in developing countries
while offering industrialized governments credits against their Kyoto targets. The first projects are now likely to be approved during the first quarter of 2003.

We will inform you about all relevant news and results and provide some useful background information about the international climate policy.

Results of COP 8

Daily News about COP8

Infos from NGOs

Background info

Results of COP 8

EU disappointed with climate change declaration
06.11.02, © CORDIS News

The Delhi Ministerial Declaration on Climate Change and Sustainable Development
Proposal by the President, Advance unedited version, © UNFCCC

Development and transfer of technologies
Advance unedited version, © UNFCCC

IISD Earth Negotiations Bulletin
Summary, 04.11.02 © IISD

Climate Talks in Delhi - COP 8: Summary
01.11.02, © PEW-Center


Daily Press News

On-Demand Webcast from COP8

Enttäuschung nach UN-Klimakonferenz
04.11.02, © ORF Science

Ministers call for effective action to limit emissions and reduce vulnerability to climate change
01.11.02, © UNFCCC Press Release

Climate meeting ignores targets plea
01.11.02, © BBC

Mühsam erreichter Klimakompromiss
01.11.02, © NZZ

Poor resist rich pressure at U.N. climate talk
01.11.02, © Reuters

At Climate Meeting, Unlikely Ally for Have-Nots
01.11.02, © The New York Times

UN-Klimakonferenz mit "Deklaration von Delhi" beendet
01.11.02, © Der Standard

Climate deal deadlock in Delhi
01.11.02, © BBC

COPs set in motion action at nat'l level
Interview with Joke Waller-Hunter, Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC
01.11.02, © Financial Express

Klimagipfel in New Delhi: Formale Nullrunde, informeller Erfolg
01.11.02, © Germanwatch

Delhi climate draft favours Third World
01.11.02, © Buisness Standard

Schlussspurt an der Klimakonferenz in Delhi
31.10.02, © NZZ

Dirty dealing in Delhi
31.10.02, © The Guardian

Russia puts ifs and buts on implementation of Kyoto Protocol
30.10.02, © Outlook India

India rejects climate change pressure
30.10.02, © BBC

Indien für gleiches Recht auf Umweltnutzung
30.10.02, © Der Standard

India ensures heated start to climate conference
30.10.02, © The Guardian

Kyoto was never going to save the earth, anyway
30.10.02, © The Independent

Klimapolitik nach Kyoto: Wird CO2 um 30 Prozent reduziert?
30.10.02, © Die Presse

Indien versetzt dem Fortgang einen Rückschlag
29.10.02, © Germanwatch

UN climate meet in India divided over Kyoto pact
29.10.02, © Reuters

U.N. climate conference split on Kyoto
28.10.02, © CNN

Neu Delhi-Konferenz auf Suche nach Deklaration
28. 10. 02, © Der Standard

Russia says would decide on Kyoto Protocol within a year
26. 10. 02, © Outlook India

World may fail to meet greenhouse-gas targets
25. 10. 02, © CNN

Climate meet begins amid divisions
24. 10. 02, © Times of India

Eröffnung der Uno-Klimakonferenz in Delhi
24. 10. 02, © NZZ

UN-Konferenz in Neu Delhi eröffnet
23. 10. 02, © FAZ

Delhi hosts latest climate summit
23. 10. 02, © Herald Tribune

Climate meet to focus on funds
23. 10. 02, © India Times

Klimapolitik der Zukunft im Zentrum des UNO-Gipfels in Neu Delhi
Schwellenländer sollen in Klimaschutz einbezogen werden
23. 10. 02, © Der Standard

Climate Talks Will Shift Focus From Emissions
23. 10. 02, © New York Times

International Economy : Climate change fears to dominate talks
22. 10. © Financial Times

The sky is far from falling in on the climate
22. 10. © Times Online


Information from NGOs

Klima-Seite von Global 2000

Climate Conference Newsletter NGO Newsletter

WWF-Seite zum Klimaschutz

COP 8-page of Climate Network Europe

Friends of the Earth



Background Information

Designing Climate Policy - The Challenge of the Kyoto Protocol

Stefan Hans Abele, Thomas C. Heller, Stefan Schleicher (eds.)
The Kyoto Protocol is an outstanding landmark on a long journey to fight climate change.
This volume is intended to facilitate identifying dead ends in the search for a global climate change.

Wirtschaftliche Innovation durch eine umweltorientierte Wirtschaftspolitik

Stefan P. Schleicher , Universität Graz
Die Transformation der österreichischen Umweltpolitik auf dem Weg von Zwentendorf bis Kyoto

Weathervane's Glossary on Cimate Policy:

What is the Conference of the Parties? What are activities implemented jointly (AIJ)? What is the "EU bubble" ? These and further expressions are explained.

Germanwatch: Informationen zu COP 8

Climate Change Site from BBC

Climate Change on Weathervane

PEW Center on Global Climate Change

Klimaschutz-Beiträge des Wuppertal Instituts

Glossar zur Klimaschutzpolitik

Climate Change Information Kit by UNEP Information Unit


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