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COP 17 talks begin in Durban

2011-11-28 11:21

Durban - A 12-day round of UN talks on climate change got under way in Durban on Monday, with the task of determining the future of the Kyoto Protocol and pushing ahead with aid for poor, vulnerable countries topping the bill.

The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) gathers 194 countries.

South African President Jacob Zuma and Chad President Idriss Deby Itno attended the opening ceremony of the talks, which will end with a high-level meeting of ministers.

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  • billy - 2011-11-28 11:47

    I DONT KNOW IF THIS ISSUE WILL BE SORTED OUT BUT ITS A GOOD THING JUST TO GATHER THOUSANDS OF DELIGATES FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO COME TOGETHER AND TALK ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE..REALLY! THIS IS A POSITIVE THING TO DO..

      Dirk - 2011-11-28 12:31

      Is this what N 24 describes as "talks" Its dribble and will continue for 12 days.The only ones who will benefit from this are the hotels and Durbans prostitutes

  • proafrikaans - 2011-11-28 12:13

    Read this for a devastating rebuttal of this mumbo-jumbo masquerading as so-called science. http://www.businessday.co.za/articles/Content.aspx?id=159739

  • stevie0064 - 2011-11-28 12:21

    Their top priority is aid to vulnerable countries? Seems they're barking up the money-bags tree again to the detriment of actually addressing actual issues of climate change. Muppets...

  • thembela.dinga - 2011-11-28 12:27

    UN is waistin millions in Conferences instead of given the mandate to countries or companies which produces product that affect our ozone. We all know the affects of climate change and yet UN pretends as if we don't have a clue. Past 16 years samething has conference has been taking place.

  • ludlowdj - 2011-11-28 12:39

    As usual this will just be another waste of taxpayer money. Unless the US and China accept responsibility for 80% of the world pollution and green house emission this will simply be another toothless document that requires the world poorest countries to pay for the pollution of the worlds richest.

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