According to Samantha Smith, leader of WWF’s Global Climate and Energy Initiative, there is a sense among negotiators that Doha’s main mission is only procedural, with success measured by how much the talks move the COP process forward.

“There is a real danger that COP18 will not deliver anything that will substantially reduce the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. As one negotiator told me just yesterday with three days of meetings left, ‘there is little progress. And I am afraid.’ ”

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