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CoP18, Doha: An assessment A Gateway that leads nowhere

Sunita Narain on the Doha outcome

It was a nail-biting end that came in a no-ball game. For the past 20 years, the world has been haggling about who will cut greenhouse gas emissions and how much. In the same 20 years, the science of climate change has become more certain. The world is beginning to witness what the future will look like – more extreme events like the typhoon Bopha and the tropical storm Sandy are expected to cripple life and livelihoods across the world. In fact, as the leader of the Philippine delegation emotionally pointed out, the world is running out of time -- his ocean nation has seen 17 killer typhoons in the past year.

Stocktaking by CoP18 President, December 7, 2012

Draft texts made, remade and re-remade: No consensus in sight

COP President
We can see the contours of a balanced package. It is clearly within reach. I understand every party may not be fully satisfied with the outcome. But I'd like you to not see things in isolation. Please consider for overall balance.

Facilitators/Ministers/Co-chairs speak

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Draft texts made, remade and re-remade: No consensus in sight

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Media Journalists

As part of an initiative to understand global climate negotiations, for better media reporting about the ongoing discussion at the global forum at the end of every year, a group of 9-10 journalists are taken to the Conference of Parties by CSE. This year, the following journalists are supported by CSE, where
they get to attend sessions, events and negotiations first hand:

Informal stocktaking by CoP President on December 6

COP President: "As of this moment, we have one more day. I urge parties to resolve outstanding issues

Press Release

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

CSE-MoEF Side Event at CoP 18 Doha

India should walk out of the Doha negotiations if equity is not made a part of the deal, says Sunita Narain in Doha

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India should walk out of the Doha negotiations if equity is not made a part of the deal, says Sunita Narain in Doha

DohaDiary

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Developing countries unanimously reject LCA text

By: Indrajit Bose
Date: Dec 3, 2012

None of developing countries concerns reflect in the negotiating text, closure of LCA in Doha looks difficult

The second week of the Doha talks opened amid high drama as developing countries unanimously rejected the “draft text” prepared by the chairperson of the ad-hoc working group on long-term cooperative action (AWG-LCA). Such a draft text details the areas of convergence and divergence on all issues that are to be taken up for further deliberations by parties.

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