Proceedings: ADB's Participation in the United Nations Climate Change Conference

Publication | December 2012

The United Nations Climate Change Conference, which included the 18th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 18) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as well as the eighth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol, took place in Doha, Qatar, from 26 November to 8 December 2012.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) delegation was led by the vice-president, Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development; and included the director, Transport Division of the East Asia Department and concurrently the practice leader of the transport community of practice. The delegation also included other staff from the Central and West Asia Department, the South Asia Department, the Southeast Asia Department, the Department of External Relations, and the Regional and Sustainable Development Department. At the conference, ADB participated in plenary meetings and a series of side events. ADB's presence and its key messages were highly visible, widely appreciated by the UNFCCC Secretariat and participants to the event, and received favorable press coverage.