COP 18: Cities hold the key to Doha Climate Gateway
12 December 2012, Bonn, Germany: The UN Climate Change Summit ended in Doha last Saturday after negotiators agreed to the Doha Climate Gateway – a deal that extends the Kyoto Protocol for eight more years, introduces new principles on compensation of loss and damage, and opens the path to a broader global climate action by drafting a new universal climate agreement by 2015.
ICLEI welcomes the Doha outcomes as modest steps towards ensuring the integrity of global, rule-based system for climate change, but is concerned that the pace of intergovernmental process is far below the level to respond effectively to urgent climate crisis. It also fails to fully reflect the dynamism towards developing a new low-emission, low-carbon, climate-resilient, resource-efficient urban environment. read more