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Representatives from the 32 countries in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, meeting in Bonn, Germany this weekend, expressed their determination to build on the strong momentum of the UN climate talks in Durban.
COP 17 president Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, herself lauded for steering the UN climate summit to a historic conclusion, has congratulated all the countries at the Durban conference for "rising to the occasion when it was most required".
A Chinese investment company is to buy carbon credits from a Johannesburg brick factory registered under the Kyoto Protocol's emissions trading scheme to offset the travel of over 750 UN-sponsored delegates to COP 17 in Durban.
Over 8 500 solar geysers were installed across South Africa during the two-week UN climate summit (COP 17), surpassing the initial target of 8 000, thanks to pledges made by individuals and companies.
South African President Jacob Zuma has launched a UN Climate Change Conference legacy project that uses solar energy to power geysers and lighting at schools and clinics in rural KwaZulu-Natal.
Climate-smart agriculture offers a "triple win" for food security, adaptation, and mitigation, South African President Jacob Zuma and former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said on the sidelines of COP 17 in Durban.
Ten innovative projects which will help thousands of people across the world deal with climate change have been launched at COP 17 in Durban as the first platform of the UNFCCC's Momentum for Change initiative.
While the Durban climate summit may not be able to produce a legally binding second commitment to the Kyoto Protocol, developed countries need to give guarantees that they will sign for a new commitment period post-2012, says the BASIC group of countries.
Brand South Africa and the Financial Times hosted a roundtable discussion at COP 17 on the weekend, highlighting the importance of working towards a green economy by setting emission reduction targets with strong implementation plans.
A 10-year, $233-million plan to help a billion people around the world whose livelihoods depend on trees and forests, was announced on the sidelines of the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban on Sunday.