FES: Publications on the UN Climate Change Conference

Please find below the latest publications of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung on the occasion of the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference (COP 18) in Doha, Monday, 26 November to Friday, 7 December 2012.

World Climate Summit in Doha (COP 18)

Objectives, Developments and Challenges


The 18th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 18) will take place in Doha, Qatar, from 26 November to 7 December 2012. The challenges on the agenda are large: Amongst others, a work programme for a new global agreement for all countries has to be set-up and the details of a second commitment period for the Kyoto Protocol have to be fleshed out. Whether a satisfactory result can be found in Doha, depends largely on whether or not there are brave pioneers and new alliances campaigning for progress. The publication gives an overview of challenges ahead and expectations of different stakeholders for the negotiations.

PDF Publication

PDF Publication in German


COP 18 in Katar: Between »Fossil of the day« and »Best green practice«


The decision to host COP 18 in Qatar was discussed controversially. What is to be expected from a country, which in recent decades not only brought attention to itself with a less than progressive stance in international climate negotiations, but also to this day perpetuates its own fossil energy production with its massive subsidy policy?

PDF Publication in German

Soon available in English.