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.
You can follow the COP18 meeting on this link: http://unfccc.int/meetings/doha_nov_2012/meeting/6815.php Continue reading
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]
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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]
Promoting greater public awareness about the severity of the water problem is a must if the Gulf states are to overcome their dependence on costly desalination plants Continue reading
A United Nations World Water Assessment Programme Special Report on the impact of climate change on water [View PDF]