The previous year's COP in Durban in 2011 was a hard act to follow. There, a result was snatched from the jaws of defeat in dramatic fashion when delegates agreed, at the last possible minute, to implement a new global climate deal in 2020.
It was up to Doha to start the hard work of adding detail to that grand vision as well as wrestling with other complex and technical aspects of international climate policy. KPMG International identified three key "gaps" in climate policy that Doha had to fill in order to help the private sector invest in climate solutions at scale.
They were the Kyoto Gap; the Ambition Gap and the Finance Gap. Read more about what happened in each of these areas and for the views of Yvo de Boer, KPMG International's Global Special Advisor on Climate Change & Sustainability.