COP18: Doha – the last chance saloon?
At the end of November 2012, governments will be meeting again, in Doha, Qatar, for the 18th meeting of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties. The World Development Movement will be tracking the talks and providing expert insight on the negotiation process.
The negotiations have reached a momentous cliff edge. Industrialised countries have refused to sign up to binding emissions reductions, and have reneged on previous climate change agreements. At the same time, they are putting undue pressure on developing countries to make commitments.
This briefing outlines two key issues: climate finance and emissions reductions. The World Development Movement demands that developed countries take the lead by radically reducing their emissions, and providing public finance and technology transfer to support adaption and mitigation in developing countries.