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Doha Getaway: World on line for new regime, US on track to escape

Indrajit Bose, Doha Two weeks of intense climate negotiations ended rather dramatically at Doha on December 8, 2012. The countries gathered made sure they achieved the minimum required to let Qatar claim the meeting was not an abject failure. The long-term cooperative action or LCA track was closed. A second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol was agreed upon. And, a plan of work was laid out for the post 2020 agreement under the Durban Platform. Doha, however, with these three decisions, failed to do more than give the world a fig leaf to hide the fact that the environmental imperative of ambitious and quick action to reduce emissions had not been met.

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

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:

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Intervention by Ms. Mira Mehrishi, AS, MoEF, India during informal Ministerial roundtable

Dec 5, 2012 Thank you chair, We need to see and ambitious results under the Kyoto Protocol(KP) as well as LCA track to inspire increased global efforts in future. Currently, there is a crisis of confidence. Despite Cancun pledges and KP commitments, we are yet to reach there. Not that we do not have a framework for it, it exists. Unfortunately, we have not implemented it. The central problem is not therefore of enhancing ambition at the global level, but of implementing commitments as per agreed principles. Availability of technologies and financial resources iskey to these commitments as far as developing countries are concerned.