Authors: Nicholas Rock Peter Zaman

The 18th Conference of the Parties (“COP”) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (the “Convention”) opened in the vast new conference centre in Doha, Qatar, on 26th November 2012 to the words “the draft documents before you are not final, but they are familiar.” Another year, another city (albeit one with the world’s highest per capita greenhouse gas emissions): arguably, these words might have been used to open any number of the recent COPs, but will 2012 be different?

The Conference ran until Friday, 7 December 2012, and we provided short daily updates on the key developments in Doha. This paper includes the daily updates.