Phasing out fossil fuel subsidies set to be a hot topic in Doha

Business Day Live 3 December 2012.

GOVERNMENT ministers from some of the nations gathered in Qatar to thrash out a new, legally binding global pact on how to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases would hold roundtable discussions on Wednesday, European Union climate commissioner Connie Hedegaard said on Monday.

Some ministers and heads of state have already descended on the tiny Arab Emirate, which is hosting this year’s United Nations climate change talks, and president Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah said on Monday he would start pre-roundtable talks with those already in Doha…

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