Doha Climate Change commitment

Partners: 
Date of commitment: 
December 2012

Commitment

Governments agreed on the following:

  • The Kyoto Protocol will continue for a second commitment period
  • Adopt by 2015 a universal climate change agreement covering all countries from 2020
  • Governments advanced the completion of new infrastructure to channel technology and finance to developing nations: The Green Climate Fund is expected to start its work in the second half of 2013 and launch its activities in 2014; Governments confirmed a UNEP-led consortium as host of the Climate Technology Center (CTC), the implementing arm of the Technology Mechanism
  • Developed countries reiterated their commitment to deliver on promises to continue long-term climate finance support to developing nations, with a view to mobilizing $100 billion both for adaptation and mitigation by 2020
  • Developed countries agreed to increase efforts to provide finance between 2013-15 at least to the average annual level with which they provided funds during the 2010-2012 fast-start finance period
  • Germany, the UK, France, Denmark, Sweden and the EU Commission announced concrete finance pledges in Doha for the period up to 2015, totaling approximately $6 billion towards long-term finance to developing countries

Target

  • Universal climate change agreement adopted by 2015
  • $100 billion both for adaptation and mitigation by 2020
  • Between 2013-15 provide finance at least to the average annual level with which they provided funds during the 2010-2012 fast-start finance period
  • Approximately $6 billion from Germany, the UK, France, Denmark, Sweden and the EU Commission for the period up to 2015, totaling approximately $6 billion

Progress

In Doha, the following progress was accomplished:

  • The Green Climate Fund expected to start its work in the second half of 2013 and launch its activities in 2014
  • A UNEP-led consortium as host of the Climate Technology Center (CTC), the implementing arm of the Technology Mechanism, identified
  • Ways to further strengthen the adaptive capacities of the most vulnerable have been identified
  • Governments completed a registry to record developing country mitigation actions that seek recognition or financial support
  • Countries have taken forward work on enabling the development and transfer of technologies that can help developing countries adapt and curb their emissions

Gap

Green Climate Fund remains non-operational.
Current information on financing needs for mitigation and adaptation to climate change in developing countries is limited.

Additionality

See commitments made at previous UNFCCC Conferences: 2009 Copenhagen Accord, 2010 Cancun Conference, 2011 Durban Conference.

For a full list of outcomes and results from the Doha conference, refer to the UNFCCC website.