Durban – Governments, including 38 industrialised countries, have agreed to a second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol from January 2013 as the COP17 drew to a close on early hours of Sunday morning. [Read more…] about Durban reaches historic deal
Durban – KwaZulu-Natal Premier Zweli Mkhize says Durban must not be the place where the Kyoto Protocol dies and is buried.
“Our position as government and all leaders – religious leaders, traditional leaders and leaders of civil society, academics and ordinary people of this province – do not wish for Durban to be the place of death and burial of the Kyoto Protocol,” said Mkhize at a pre-COP17 meeting on Tuesday. [Read more…] about Kyoto Protocol must not die
Pretoria – In a move geared towards reducing the country’s carbon footprint, South Africa will launch an ambitious project aimed at boosting the green economy during COP 17.
The South African Renewables Initiative (SARi), which will be unveiled at the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP 17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), is a programme the country will use to catalyse the growth of a green industry through the financing of large-scale renewable generation capacity. [Read more…] about SA seeks to boost renewables industry