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AYSICCIKS – COP17 Communique

The African Young Scientists and Youth Initiatives on Climate Change and Indigenous Knowledge Systems (AYSICCIKS) held Round Table Discussions on the Role of Young Scientists and Indigenous Knowledge Systems on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation at the COP 17 UN Conference on Climate Change. They came up with the AYSICCIKS – COP17 communique that was sent to the […]

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“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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