Doha Climate Summit started

01 Dec 2012

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The United Nations Climate Change Conference, which is the eigthteenth Conference of Parties (COP), started in Doha on 26 November and it will take place till 7 December.

New Horizons - The UN Climate Change Conference in Doha is to be presided over by H.E. Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, Chairman of Qatar’s Administrative Control and Transparency Authority.

More than 100 Ministers are attending the high-level segment of the meeting, which will begin on 4 December and ends with a decision-making plenary on 7 December.

The opening of the high-level segment will also be attended by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Exchange of Information among all Stakeholders

The conference will be attended by government delegates, representatives from business and industry, environmental organizations, research institutions and the media. 

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COPs are both inter-governmental negotiating forums, and a key opportunity for all stakeholders to exchange information and ideas in order to help build momentum for action on climate change. 

Key Objectives in Governments' Agenda

The key objectives that governments have set themselves for COP 18 in Doha is to consider the crucial role of agriculture in the global effort to adapt to climate change and curb greenhouse gas emissions, to complete new infrastructure and chart the way forward on long-term climate finance and to further strengthen the adaptive capacities of the most vulnerable, also through better planning.

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