COP 18: International climate negotiations in Doha


From 26 November to 7 December 2012 the international community will renew negotiations on an international climate agreement. On behalf of the European Parliament, Oeko-Institut (Institute for Applied Ecology) has provided an expert overview of the challenges for the upcoming UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP 18) in Doha, Qatar. The key challenge on the table for Doha is the agreement to a second commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol which includes binding emission reduction targets. Moreover a comprehensive legally binding instrument for all Parties under the Convention in 2015 is set to be elaborated.

Important elements of the discussion at COP 18 are also the reduction targets for industrialised and developing countries and the long-term continuation of financial support for developing countries in the abatement of greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to the effects of climate change, and the continued development of central institutions and monitoring processes for an international climate agreement.

Background paper “The Development of Climate Negotiations in View of Doha (COP 18)”

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Dr. Martin Cames
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Oeko-Institut, Berlin
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