Climate Policy Brief 10, February 2013

Overview of the Results of UNFCCC COP18/CMP8

I. INTRODUCTION

This overview outlines in summary form the main results of the negotiations during the 18th Conference of the Parties (COP18) and the 8th COP Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP8) that took place in Doha, Qatar, from 27 November to 8 December 2012.


II. KYOTO PROTOCOL NEGOTIATIONS

A. Main Results of CMP8

The main result of CMP8 was the decision to have a 2nd commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol that would be reflected through a legally-binding, ratifiable amendment of Annex B of the Kyoto Protocol. This Annex B contains the numerical targets for emissions reductions of the Annex I Parties who will be part of the 2nd commitment period.

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