UN climate negotiations in Doha, Qatar
After a dramatic finish last year in Durban, this year’s UN climate negotiations in Doha, Qatar could deliver a productive outcome that gets countries on track for more action in the short term and agreement by 2015 for a new global deal, beginning in 2020. For Canada, the Doha talks will once again put the federal government’s climate policy under a microscope. Unfortunately, our negotiators can expect a rough ride from the international community unless Canada commits to taking the far stronger actions needed to hit its 2020 target. This backgrounder explores the key issues at Doha and Canada's role at the conference.