Updates on Doha Climate Change Conference COP18

The 18th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC and the 8th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol opened on Monday, 26 November and continues until Friday, 7 December 2012 at the Qatar National Convention Centre in Doha, Qatar.
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WB Climate Change Report Warns of Dramatically Warmer World This Century

Published recently, new World Bank-commissioned report warns the world is on track to a “4°C world” marked by extreme heat-waves and life-threatening sea level rise. Adverse effects of global warming are “tilted against many of the world’s poorest regions” and likely to undermine development efforts and goals. Bank eyes increased support for adaptation, mitigation, inclusive green growth and climate-smart development. [Download Arabic Executive Summary] [Download English Executive Summary] [Download Full Report]


Study warns of rise in temperature and sea level in the coming years

A scientific study conducted by Dr. Waleed Zubari, Arabian Gulf University, revealed that sea-level rise, an overall threat to Bahrain low lying islands resulting from climate change, will pose another threat to its already depleted groundwater resources, where it is expected to contribute to sea water intrusion to these resources. [View News in Arabic]

Bahrain Second National Communique Issued

Concluded in the Arabian Gulf University the fourth and final workshop in a series of seminars in preparation of the second national communique of climate change. The communique report is prepared for the General Directorate of Environment and Wildlife in the Kingdom of Bahrain, by the Arabian Gulf University and the University of Bahrain. [View News in Arabic] [Download Bahrain Second National Communique]

Climate change ctudy warns of sea water inundation of Bahrain coastal areas

Bahrain First National Communique, prepared by the Arabian Gulf University, was presented and discussed. The report indicated that Bahrain, made of a number of low-lying islands will face major threats from sea level rise. [Bahrain first national communique] [View News in Arabic]