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Africa is setting the example in tackling land degradation, with some encouraging results, delegates heard at the Land Day side-event at COP 17 in Durban on Tuesday. But much more can still be done in tackling land degradation and desertification.
As the world's political leaders begin their deliberations at the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban, they should know that they hold the future of humanity in their hands, South African President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday.
The second GLOBE Climate Legislation Study, released at the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban, praises South Africa for setting an example by moving to introduce climate change legislation.
Experts warned of a new wave of deforestation in Africa, while emphasizing the importance of forests in slowing climate change, at Forest Day 5 during the COP 17 climate summit in Durban on Sunday.
The "green" economy must form part of South Africa's development and job creation agenda, President Jacob Zuma said at the launch of the COP 17 flagship solar power plant in Hazelmere, KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday.
South African President Jacob Zuma, addressing the World Climate Business Summit on Green Business Generation in Durban on Saturday, called on business to partner with the country and the continent in creating a "greener", sustainable future.
Thousands of people from around the world took to the streets of Durban on Saturday to call for action on climate change ahead of the second week of negotiations at COP 17.
As heads of state and government ministers start arriving in Durban for the UN climate talks, negotiators are hoping that, come end of the week, some kind of political compromise will have been reached to break the stalemate on a range of issues.
A grouping of the 54 African countries at the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban spoke out on Monday, expressing concern at what it described as attempts by some developed countries to kill the Kyoto Protocol.
The mood at the UN climate change talks in Durban so far indicate optimism around achieving a successful outcome, South African President Jacob Zuma said at the opening of a meeting of local governments aimed at developing adaptation strategies for developing countries.