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Bonn meeting commits to COP17 outcomes

Pretoria - Representatives from the 32 countries in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiating blocs have expressed determination to build on the strong momentum of the Durban UN climate talks. … [Read more...]

Zuma applauds SA’s COP17 team

Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma has congratulated the South African delegation at COP17 for their “outstanding achievement” at the recently concluded climate change conference in Durban. Zuma, who is currently on a working visit to Benin, telephoned International Relations Minister Maite Nk GlobalBuzz-SA - Your … [Read more...]

COP17 can still save Kyoto Protocol

Durban - The dust is beginning to settle at the COP17 talks after two days of drama surrounding the future of the Kyoto Protocol and Canada announcing its imminent breakaway from the climate treaty. COP17 President and South Africa’s International Relations and Cooperation Minister, Maite Nkoan GlobalBuzz-SA - Your … [Read more...]

COP17 very unpredictable

Durban - COP17 is said to be the most unpredictable one yet, according to organisations belonging to the Climate Action Network International. At a press briefing on Monday, the Network called for more certainty from this year's United Nations climate talks, with some nations indicating their reluctance to commit to … [Read more...]

SA, Namibia Joint Commission confident ahead of COP17

Pretoria - The South Africa/Namibia Joint Permanent Commission on Defence and Security has expressed confidence that COP17 will yield results that will advance humankind’s endeavours to mitigate the threat of climate change to human security. COP17 is scheduled to take place in Durban next wee GlobalBuzz-SA - Your … [Read more...]

Durban plan to offset COP17 carbon footprint

Durban – An estimated 15 000 tons of CO2 is expected to be produced during COP17 but Durban has a plan to offset the carbon footprint. The estimation is based on the assumption that 25 000 people will visit the city during the conference and considered factors like accommodation, conference ven GlobalBuzz-SA - Your … [Read more...]

Women to find a common voice before COP17

Durban - Women from rural areas in KwaZulu-Natal will be able to share their own challenges on climate change at an international conference for grassroots women just before the start of the COP17. GenderCC - Women for Climate Justice will host the conference on 24 and 25 November, together with GlobalBuzz-SA - Your … [Read more...]

SA hopes for fair deal at COP17 h

Cape Town - International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane says South Africa will aim for a fair deal at the upcoming COP17 climate change conference in Durban. About 20 000 delegates from around the world are expected to gather in Durban in less than three weeks' time fo GlobalBuzz-SA - Your … [Read more...]

Plans finalised ahead of COP17

Pretoria - With less than 25 days to go before the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP 17) climate talks kick off in Durban, government and stakeholders are confident the plans put in place for the summit are on track. Edna Molewa, the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, hosted the last GlobalBuzz-SA - Your … [Read more...]

Funding vital to tackle climate change

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma says the global phenomenon of climate change cannot be tackled without an agreement that includes finance, technology and capacity building. … [Read more...]