SEI at COP18

The 18th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP18) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 8th session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP8) was held in Doha, Qatar, from November 26 to December 7, 2012.

Seven SEI staff attended: Richard J.T. Klein and Magnus Benzie from Stockholm; Sukaina Bharwani, Tahia Devisscher and Anna Taylor from Oxford; and Marion Davis and Amanda Fencl from SEI-US.

SEI had a booth from 26 November to 5 December, featuring our latest publications on climate policy and governance, climate finance, adaptation, carbon markets, the water-food-energy nexus and more, in print and on USB drives. We had USB drives with SEI's WEAP (Water Evaluation and Planning) and LEAP (Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning) systems, as well as materials geared specifically to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Richard Klein spoke at a United Nations Environment Programme side-event on 27 November in the EU Pavilion, PROVIA International Research Priorities in Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation, and also participated in other activities related to PROVIA (the Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation); he coordinated preparation of the PROVIA Guidance.

On 28 November, the Oxford team participated in the side-event Strengthening Institutional Capacities for Climate Change Research and Training: Lessons-Learned, hosted by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR); they presented their work with weADAPT, a platform for knowledge-sharing and collaboration on adaptation, and its role in the project Capacity Development for Adaptation to Climate Change & GHG Mitigation in Non-Annex I Countries (C3D+).

SEI also participated in a wide range of events, including Development & Climate Days and Climate Communications Day – and of course, has been monitoring the negotiations. Visit this page for periodic updates, and follow us on Twitter: @SEIclimate.

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