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Overview of Likely Outcomes from Doha COP18: What to Expect in the Coming Years from Climate Negotiations” Public Event by 350 Singapore

December 3, 2012
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When the world’s climate change negotiators meet in Doha in Qatar this month, they will try to resolve the difficult issues that have stymied policy progress for years. They will also seek to determine the immediate future of the Kyoto Protocol and develop a framework for a new protocol, legal instrument or an agreed outcome by 2015. UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres outlined that the next steps on the climate change agenda include the decision by Parties on how the second commitment period is going to come into being, and firming up of the rules and technical details of quantified emissions reductions and possible new market-based mechanisms.

This presentation will examine the notable outcomes from Doha from the main negotiating tracks and conclude with a general outlook on where negotiations seem to be heading.

D: 6 Dec 2012, Thursday
T: 7.30pm
V: NTUC Centre Room 903

Register here!

About the Speaker: Ms. Melissa Low

Melissa Low joined ESI as an Energy Analyst in September 2010. Before joining ESI, Melissa was part of a 12-member youth delegation to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (COP) 15 talks in Copenhagen in December of 2009 and worked for local Not-for-Profit Organization ECO Singapore to raise awareness about climate change and environmental stewardship in Singapore. Outside of ESI, Melissa currently serves as Asia-Pacific Coordinator to a Not-for-Profit organization called The Global Sunrise (TGS), working to bring renewable energy to communities and schools in Sierra Leone.

Melissa holds a B. Soc. Science (2nd Upper Honors) in Geography and minor in Urban Studies from the National University of Singapore. She is currently pursuing a M.Sc. in Environmental Management (part-time) with the School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore.

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