About a year from now, Qatar will host the next United Nations Climate Change Summit, in close cooperation with South Korea. In the interim, the two countries will “make joint efforts to globally promote and implement the green growth agenda.”
That announcement was made at the current UN summit in Durban, South Africa. Says the press release:
The State of Qatar, as one of the world’s main energy exporters, expressed its eagerness in Durban to secure progress in the UN climate change negotiations, and support to the endeavours of developing countries… in adapting to the inevitable effects of climate change.
But the obtrusive fact missed by the press release and highlighted by the New York Times is that Qatar has the highest per-capita greenhouse gas emissions in the world, according to UN figures.
So it might be a good idea to tidy up the house a bit, before inviting the world over to talk about climate change… no?