Outcomes from the Doha UN Climate Meeting: What You Need to Know for 2013

December 8 saw the completion of this year’s meeting of over 190 nations that are signatories to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Accomplishments were modest – but the ambitions were also modest. This year’s COP was seen as a transition year where the parties could advance progress toward a new legally binding instrument that would require actions of all parties (agreed last year in Durban, South Africa). Perhaps the biggest outcome of Doha was that it advanced progress toward a negotiation forum that includes all countries on the same footing, rather than continuing the old differences between industrialized and developing countries
[Source: Thomas Kerr, Huffington Post]