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ECO Climate Change Newsletters Live and direct from the UN climate negotiations

COP-2 in Geneva Monday 8th to Friday 19th July 1996

Every day or two for the next two weeks you can receive your own copy of ECO direct from the second "Conference of the Parties" (COP2) ministerial-level meeting of the Climate Change Convention (signed at the Earth Summit in Rio, 1992).

**** APC USERS NOTE: Full text of these newsletters will be posted to the and conferences ****

ECO is: the definitive source - it's what government negotiators and journalists alike read to find out what's really going on at the negotiations.

Produced and written by the Climate Action Network (consisting of over 160 Non-Governmental Organizations from around the world), and distributed electronically worldwide, ECO's contributors include leading independent scientists and political analysts, giving you unrivaled access to the negotiations and what they really mean.

Countries are currently negotiating a protocol to the Convention, which will set out how greenhouse gas emissions are to be limited after the year 2000. The Protocol must be agreed by 1997, so the Second Conference of the Parties represents a key stage in the process. ECO, as always, will be helping participants and observers keep up to speed on the latest developments.

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ASCII and adobe Acrobat formats are also available from the IGC Gopher (URL= gopher:// If the above is meaningless, try this: gopher to and make the following menu selections:

3. EcoNet - Environment/
7. Climate/
2. ECO Newsletter archive/

If you cannot directly enter a gopher address on your system, try searching gopher space for the keyword "EcoNet".

Filenames for ftp and gopher will be of the form "eco#_cop2.txt" (ASCII version) or "eco#_cop2.pdf" (Acrobat version), where # is the issue number.

The text version of ECO will also be posted to the Usenet newsgroup sci.environment.

If you are on any of the APC networks, text and binary versions can be found in the conference, and text only in

If you would like the ASCII version mailed directly to your email address, contact

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