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Doha Climate Change Conference – November 2012


 

COP 18 / CMP 8

Doha Climate Change Conference – November 2012

The 18th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC and the 8th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol opened on Monday, 26 November and continues until Friday, 7 December 2012 at the Qatar National Convention Centre in Doha, Qatar.

NEW: Status of credentials
Informal Ministerial Round Table
pdf-icon Overview schedule – 29 Nov (155 kB)

 

Webcast from COP 18 / CMP 8

 

UNFCCC press briefing on the opening day of the negotiations
Download as podcast Addressing the media on the opening day of the Doha Climate Change Conference, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, Christiana Figueres, outlined the objectives of the conference, including a renewed commitment under the Kyoto Protocol.

 

What’s up around the COP on Friday 30 November
Calendar 13.15: The Private Sector Initiative on Adaptation under the Nairobi work programme (Side Event Room 7)
The secretariat, together with partners to the Nairobi work programme, will showcase successful adaptation activities and related challenges in the private sector under the Nairobi work programme Private Sector Initiative (PSI).

18.30: Adaptation Fund at a critical juncture: Achievements and challenges with dwindling resources (Side Event Room 6)
Financing Adaptation and Accreditation.

More information on all events can be found in the Daily Programme and on the CCTV screens at the venue.

Informal Ministerial Round Table
The COP18/CMP8 incoming President, H.E. Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, is extending an invitation to all Ministers and Heads of Delegation to participate in an Informal Ministerial Round Table on Wednesday, 5 December 2012 from 11.00 am to 1.00 pm, and resuming at 3.00 pm untill 6.00 pm, in the Qatar National Conference Center.This informal initiative of the President, responding to requests from Parties, will offer the opportunity for an exchange of views around the theme:

“Ambition, support and delivery, now and in the future”

The overarching question for the Informal Ministerial Round Table is: “How can Mitigation, Adaptation and Means of Implementation be strengthened now and in the future?”
The discussion will offer the opportunity for high-level informal reflections and for a constructive exchange of views on issues.

The participation will be open to all interested Parties. Detailed information on the format of the event and on the topics for the discussion will be provided in the coming days.

The conference will be hosted by the Government of Qatar and supported by the UNFCCC secretariat. As nominated by the Asia-Pacific Group, H.E. Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah is the President-Designate for COP 18 and CMP 8.

Meet the conference hosts:

Christiana Figueres

Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary UNFCCC
Read biography
Follow @CFigueres on Twitter

H.E. Abdullah Bin Hamad Al Attiya

H.E. Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, President-Designate for
COP 18 and CMP 8
pdf-icon Read biography (56 kB)

The Doha Conference will comprise of:
The 18th Conference of the Parties (COP) pdf-icon Provisional agenda (64 kB) pdf-icon Annotations
The 8th Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) pdf-icon Provisional agenda (58 kB) pdf-icon Annotations
The 37th session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) pdf-icon Provisional agenda (78 kB) pdf-icon Annotations
The 37th session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) pdf-icon Provisional agenda (88 kB) pdf-icon Annotations
The second part of the 17th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP) pdf-icon Adopted agenda
The second part of the 15th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) pdf-icon Adopted agenda
The second part of the 1st session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) pdf-icon Adopted agenda

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