Doha Climate Conference opens gateway to greater ambition and action on climate changeListen /
Governments have taken the next essential step in the global response to climate change in their just concluded climate conference in Doha.
Countries have successfully launched a new commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol, agreed to a firm timetable to adopt a universal climate agreement by 2015 and agreed to a path to raise necessary ambition to respond to climate change. They also endorsed the completion of new institutions and agreed to ways and means to deliver scaled-up climate finance and technology to developing countries.
Conference President Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah says “Doha has opened up a new gateway to bigger ambition and to greater action – the Doha Climate Gateway", adding that "Now governments must move quickly through the Doha Climate Gateway to push forward with the solutions to climate change".
And, the Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Christiana Figueres, called on countries to swiftly implement what has been agreed in Doha so that the world can stay below the internationally agreed maximum two degrees Celsius temperature rise.
Donn Bobb, United Nations.