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CoP18 Doha: UN Climate Change Conference

What businesses should know

This brief seeks to interpret COP18 from a business perspective and to explain, in brief, the conference’s implications for companies and governments – particularly implications in realms such as climate finance, technology transfer, mitigation, adaptation, and emissions reporting.

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The scope of climate change talks last year at COP18 in Doha, Qatar encompassed a broad range of topics including climate finance, technology transfer, mitigation, adaptation, and emissions reporting. While many observers found the outcomes of talks at COP18 to be modest from the perspective of establishing a new global climate regime, others saw advances in the laying the groundwork for future discussions of a new policy framework and addressing common interests of many nations. These advances will directly impact businesses and governments. It is important that both stakeholders understand how COP18’s outcomes translate to day-to-day operating decisions or even medium- and long-term strategic priorities. This brief seeks to interpret COP18 from a business perspective and to explain, in brief, the conference’s implications for companies and governments. Download and read “COP18 in Doha: What businesses should know” to learn more.

What businesses should know
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