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COP17 starts in Durban

The much-anticipated COP17 climate change conference, considered one of the world's most important events, got underway in Durban in KwaZulu-Natal province on 28 November.
Wear green for COP17

COP 17 a defining moment: Zuma

COP 17 a defining moment: Zuma

South African President Jacob Zuma welcomed more than 15 000 delegates from 190 countries to Durban at the start of the UN Climate Change Conference on Monday with the message that the future of the world was in their hands.
'Climate Train' heads for Durban

‘Climate Train’ heads for Durban

Carrying representatives from all over Africa, as well as from countries in Europe, South Africa's "Climate Train" has left Johannesburg on the final leg of its journey to Durban, where the UN Climate Change Conference starts on Monday.
COP 17 venue shows off its 'green' side

COP 17 venue shows off its ‘green’ side

Durban's International Convention Centre, venue for the UN climate summit kicking off on Monday, has a strong environmental vision and policy and already boasts a number of "green" features.
Greenpeace opens SA office

SA sets achievable goals for COP 17

While it is unlikely that a legally binding deal on reducing carbon emissions will be struck, COP 17 should build on the Bali Roadmap and put into effect the Cancun Agreements, says Edna Molewa, leader of South Africa's negotiating team at the UN climate summit.
Kyoto Protocol 'must not die in Durban'

Kyoto Protocol ‘must not die in Durban’

Durban must not be remembered as the place where the Kyoto Protocol was buried, KwaZulu-Natal Premier Zweli Mkhize said at a COP 17 preparatory meeting in the coastal city where the crucial UN climate summit starts next week.
SA gets R200m to host climate talks

SA delegation confident ahead of COP17

Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa, the leader of South Africa's delegation to COP 17, says "exam fever" is the best analogy to explain how the government is feeling just days ahead of the United Nations climate summit.
Showcasing SA's climate response

Showcasing SA’s climate response

If you want to find out what the South African government, business and NGOs are doing about climate change - visit the South Africa Climate Change Response Expo in Durban.
South Africa's 'green accord' for jobs

South Africa’s ‘green accord’ for jobs

The South African government, business and labour have signed a new accord - one of the most comprehensive social partnerships on "green" economy development in the world - geared to create 300 000 jobs within the next 10 years.

Wear green for COP17

President Jacob Zuma has called on all South Africans to welcome the thousands of delegates to the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference – and to wear green on Friday 18 November to show their support for the event.
COP17: what's possible and what's not

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