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Karim Makdisi

Doha as Host and Site for the UNFCCC Negotiations

[Climate Change March in Doha, 1 December 2012. Image from Flickr/]

From 26 November to 7 December 2012, Qatar is hosting the eighteenth Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and, simultaneously, the eighth Meeting of the Parties (MoP) to the Kyoto Protocol. The main issue on the Doha agenda: adopting meaningful global emissions reduction commitments for a second implementation period (2012-2015) under the Kyoto Protocol (that is otherwise set to expire at the end of this year) ...

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Karim Makdisi

Karim Makdisi is an Associate Professor of International Politics and International Environmental Policy in the Department of Political Studies and Public Administration (PSPA) at AUB, and serves as the coordinator of the Environmental Policy program within AUB's Interfaculty Graduate Environmental Science Program (IGESP). Karim is also the Associate Director of AUB's Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI), as well its Faculty Director for the "UN in the Arab Region" research project.