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Countries meeting at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 18) that ended in Doha, Qatar on the weekend agreed on a firm timetable to adopt a universal climate agreement by 2015, and launched a new commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol.
While South Africans will have to wait a while before they can buy an electric vehicle (EV), at least a dozen of the zero-emission cars have been doing the rounds in Durban since the start of the UN climate summit (COP 17).
Youngsters from four South African schools will get the opportunity of a lifetime when they participate in the Youth Climate Negotiation session at the Climate Change Response Expo during COP 17.
South African President Jacob Zuma has called on world leaders to "rise to the occasion and meet the expectations of millions around the world whose livelihoods depend on there being progress" at the UN Climate Change Conference starting in Durban on 28 November.
"The earth has been diagnosed with a sickness, and we have to cure it!" We catch up with three passionate youngsters chosen as Climate Change Youth Ambassadors for South Africa at the upcoming 7th Conference of Youth (COY 7).