COP18 Reviews Role of Developing Countries in Combating Climate Change

Doha, November 27 (QNA) – A session held Tuesday on the sidelines of the Climate Change Conference (COP18) has discussed means of providing funds for member states of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
As she opened the session, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres said the meeting gives participants the opportunity to review a number of issues related to combating climate change in a number of developing countries.
Figueres added that the session may contribute to exchanging information and experiences among participant sides in the UNFCCC. She also hailed efforts of participant countries, noting that the initiative is rapidly growing.
Participants reviewed donor states’ efforts in developing countries to implement the UNFCCC, as discussions aim to explore the convention’s role in helping the parties track its financial mechanisms, and informing governments and concerned sides and urging them to provide resources to support developing countries in the implementation of adaptation and mitigation projects and other activities in the convention.
Participants also discussed enhancing transparency about quick climate change fund and progress made in this context.
Representatives from the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Norway, the European Union and Japan took part in the meeting. (QNA)

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