Bahamas COP18Delegation Head Hopeful Despite Difficulties

Doha, November 30 (QNA) – Qatar’s preparations for the COP18 stresses Doha’s interest in environment issues that has become a global concern and its keenness on combating climate change along with world countries, the Bahamas’ delegation head Philip Witch told Qatar News Agency (QNA) Friday.
Witch said he is hopeful the conference will come up with decisions that live up to the ambitions and interests of participant countries, noting however that negotiated issues are thorny, complicated and need a lot of work.
Chief of the Bahamas’ delegation added that meetings are held simultaneously to accomplish their tasks in the shortest time possible, as they meet at Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC).
Witch said that priorities are numerous due to the interests of the different countries, but noted that for a small country like the Bahamas, which is also a member of the developing and least developed countries group, it aims to help in sustainable development issues and face the challenges of climate change.
World countries will go forward when they have the same goal and backward when they don’t, said the Bahaman representative.
It is worth mentioning that the QNCC is a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, which is determined to place sustainability at the heart of everything it does. Founded in 1995, Qatar Foundation’s sprawling campus lies adjacent to the QNCC, and houses nine world-class educational institutions, including branches of Georgetown University, HEC Paris and University College London. Its master plan was designed by renowned Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, and the site is home to a collection of breathtaking buildings, with many others at the planning stage. (QNA)