COP18/CMP8 Service Agreements Signed

Doha, October 03 (QNA) -The organisers of COP18/CMP8 Doha, the United Nations, Climate Change Conference 2012, signed agreements today with four key groups that will provide services to the event, which takes place between November 26 and December 7.  Under the auspices of HE Abdulla Bin Hamad Al-Attiya, the President of COP18/CMP8 Doha and the Chairman of the Higher Organizing committee, a signing ceremony took place on behalf of the Higher Organizing Committee, represented by HE Abdulaziz Bin Ahmed Al-Malki and HE Fahad Bin Mohammed Al-Attiya.
HE Al-Malki, who is the General Coordinator for COP18/CMP8 Doha and the Chairman of the Executive organizing Committee, signed an insurance agreement with Al-Koot Insurance and Reinsurance Company, represented by Mr. Ahmed Rafee Al-Emadi, its Chief Executive Officer.  Al-Koot will provide contingency and even liability insurance.  HE Al Malki also signed a transport agreement with Mowasalat, represented by HE Jassem Saif Ahmed Al-Sulaiti, the Chairman and Managing Director of the company.  Mowasalat will provide transport services to conference visitors, offering more than 400 buses, including electric, hybrid and gas-powered buses.
HE Al-Malki said ‘We are very pleased to announce our landmark agreements with these four parties today.  We are sure that these companies, each with a strong track record in their sectors, will help to ensure that COP18/CMP8 Doha is a logistical success’.

HE Al-Attiya, who is a member of the Higher Organising Committee and the Chairman of the Organising Sub-Committee for COP18/CMP8 Doha, signed an agreement with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), represented by Dr. Abdulwahab Al Musleh, the Deputy Chief Medical, Academic and Research Affairs for CIS and Mr. Mohamed Mubarak Al Noaimi, Executive Director for Corporate Communications.
Under the agreement all dignitaries, delegates, VIPs, staff, media representatives, visitors and workforce teams taking part in the conference will receive free access to emergency treatment during their stay in Doha.  As part of the agreement, conference accreditation cards will be considered as health cards that grant access to this service.
HE Al-Attiya also signed an agreement with IFP Qatar, represented by Mr. George Ayache, the company’s General Manager.  IFP Qatar will be organizing the Qatar Sustainability Expo, an exhibition showcasing the brightest innovators and leaders on environmental issues in the region.  The Expo, running alongside COP18/CMP8 Doha and taking place at the Doha Exhibition Center, will provide visitors and members of the international press with an opportunity to explore programmes, projects and companies that are leading the way in sustainable environmental initiatives, climate adaptation and mitigation.  HE Al-Attiya said ‘Having the best support possible from these leading companies is yet one more step to making sure the conference has access to the best facilities and services available’.
COP18/CMP8 Doha is the 18th annual meeting of the parties involved in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).  It will take place in Doha, Qatar, between November 26 and December 7, 2012. 
The conference will be attended by 194 countries, and  more than 17,000 visitors including more than 7,000 members of non-governmental organizations, 1,500 members of the media and 90 television stations. 
COP18/CMP8 Doha will assess progress in climate change policy and offer a platform for members of the parties to adopt resolutions. (END)

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