South Africa attends CoP21 in Paris

South Africa attends CoP21 in Paris

The 21st Conference of the Parties (CoP 21) of the United Nations Framework for Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC) starts today. President Jacob Zuma and Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa are attending, in a bid to secure the country's environmental interests globally.
COP 17: we must all 'keep our promises'

COP 17: we must all ‘keep our promises’

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.
Building up Momentum for Change

Building up Momentum for Change

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.
Crunch time for Durban climate talks

Crunch time for Durban climate talks

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.

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

Africa in the new world order

African agenda set at COP 17

South Africa acknowledged its role as a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions on the continent, Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said as the African agenda was set at COP 17 in Durban on Monday.
Funding 'vital to tackling climate change'

Funding ‘vital to tackling climate change’

Climate change cannot be tackled without an agreement that includes finance, technology and capacity building, South African President Jacob Zuma said at a preparatory meeting ahead of the forthcoming UN climate summit in Durban.


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