Governments re-united for UN climate talks in Doha from 26 November until 8 December 2012. The governments agreed to establish a single negotiations platform, dubbed the “Doha Climate Gateway”, to facilitate the conclusion of a new global climate deal by the end of 2015, for implementation in 2020. This agreement will aim to achieve the UN goal of limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius. Governments also agreed to continue the Kyoto Protocol, limiting greenhouse gas emissions for a further 8 years. The emissions targets will be reviewed in 2014 with a view to increasing the level of ambition. UN Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the outcome of the Doha talks, but said that “far more needs to be done”.

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