Author Archive | Calitz Willemien

“We must not lose momentum” – Ban Ki-moon

The opening of the High-Level Segment of the 17th United Nations climate negotiations (COP17) took place in Durban on Tuesday in the presence of South African President Jacob Zuma, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, COP 17/CMP7 President Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres. Figueres said in her […]

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African Group wants second commitment to Kyoto Protocol

Ministers from over 50 African countries met on Monday to reinforce their position at the United Nations climate talks (COP17), demanding an ambitious second commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol, the only legally binding instrument under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. “We keep the African position as ambitious as possible, because we need […]

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