Thank you from the Sustainable Innovation Forum 2012
Climate Action, the organisers of the Sustainable Innovation Forum which took place in Doha on the 6th December, in partnership with UNEP, would like to thank all those that attended and contributed to what was certainly an engaging and stimulating forum and debate. Special thanks also to our Sponsors and Partners, led by Platinum Sponsor - OSRAM and additionally including New Holland Agriculture, SAES, the Yasuní-ITT initiative, Siemens, Hisense and the Republic of Chad. Over 400 delegates from business, governments and international NGOs including Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director, attended on the day, with a session from the forum webcast internationally to a global audience.
Highlights from Sustainable Innovation Forum 2012, Doha, Qatar
Farming Technology for Biomass
Algae biofuel research being conducted at Qatar University was praised by the president of the council of the International Civil Aviation Organization, Roberto Kobeh González. González toured the location as part of his trip to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP18) in Doha, Qatar. As part of his COP18 attendance, González presented a status update of the ICOA’s progress on biofuels and other carbon mitigation efforts.
The 2012 United Nations Climate Change Conference was 'a moment of celebration' said by senior member of the committee that organised the historic event. Fahad Bin Mohammed Al-Attiya, the Chairman of the Organising Sub-Committee for COP18/CMP8 Doha, cited the second commitment period for the Kyoto Protocol for another eight years and several other key achievements of the negotiations, saying that he, "shared the joy of having come a long way on a long journey."
Countries meeting at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 18) that ended in Doha, Qatar on the weekend agreed on a firm timetable to adopt a universal climate agreement by 2015, and launched a new commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol. They further agreed on a path to raise the necessary ambition to respond to climate change, endorsed the completion of new institutions, and agreed on ways to deliver scaled-up climate finance and technology to developing countries.