Qatar Participates in 52nd Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

The State of Qatar participated in the 52nd Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), at UNESCO headquarters in the French capital, Paris.

The delegation of the State of Qatar to the session was headed by HE Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the French Republic Sheikh Ali bin Jassim Al-Thani.

The opening ceremony was attended by HE Director-General of UNESCO Audrey Azoulay, HE Executive Director of the United Nations Climate Program Inger Andersen, HE Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Petteri Taalas, and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Patricia Espinosa, HE Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Hoesung Lee, and French Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition Elisabeth Borne, in addition to representatives of the member states of the Group of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

The State of Qatar assumes its responsibility as an active partner in the international community to confront climate change. In 2012, Qatar hosted the UN Climate Change Conference, COP 18/CMP 8 (the 18th Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC), and has set the environment as one of the four pillars of its national vision 2030. The State also took many measures to develop climate-friendly technologies, adopt clean energy projects, enhance gas and energy efficiency, waste recycling, and increase green spaces.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was established in 1988 at the initiative of the Group of Seven industrialized countries and under the auspices of the United Nations Environment Program, which is an independent governmental organization that includes scientific researchers and representatives of member states (195 countries), in charge of evaluating scientific, technical, economic and social research related to climate change in an objective and neutral manner.

In 2007, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) won the Nobel Peace Prize with former US Vice President Al Gore.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs