The 18th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 18) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the eighth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP 8), among other associated meetings, are scheduled to take place in Doha, Qatar.
dates: 26 November - 7 December 2012 location: Doha, Qatar
The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has created this Forum to assist in resolving conflicts related to government environmental measures and trade rules before they progress to more formal dispute-settlement mechanisms, such as the World Trade Organization (WTO). The Forum will consist a panel of experts format where delegates, trade officials and other experts will discuss relevant issues and suggest solutions. It is anticipated that the Forum will be scheduled twice a year. The first session will be held in December 2012 under the auspices of UNCTAD.
date: 3 December 2012 [tentative] location: TBA