29 Nov '11, 4pm

Green Blog: Qatar, Greenhouse Gas Titan, Will Host Next U.N. Climate Summit

The Persian Gulf nation of Qatar has been selected as the site of next year’s United Nations climate change meeting, edging out South Korea. The announcement came as this year’s meeting opened in Durban, South Africa, with delegates from 194 nations facing growing concerns about rising global temperatures and more frequent climate-related catastrophes. The announcement from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change said that Qatar and South Korea would work closely to mold the agenda for next year’s meeting, known as the 18th annual Conference of the Parties, or COP 18. The meetings rotate among regions. The 2009 meeting was held in Copenhagen; last year’s meeting was in Cancún, Mexico. “I congratulate these two countries on their commitment to work together in the lead-up to and during the COP,” said Christiana Figueres, the Costa Rican diplomat who heads ...

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