Build on Cop 17 momentum – minister

2012-05-05 21:00

It is essential to build on the strong momentum of the 2011 UN Climate Change Conference to curb greenhouse gas emission and adapt to climate change, the department of international relations says.

SA moots new tyre recycling rules

2012-01-09 22:00

A new law on the recycling of tyres is to come into force later this year and is expected to curb pollution and create jobs.

2011 - Jacob Zuma's wrap

2011-12-18 22:30

SA met the challenges of 2011 with "fortitude and innovation", President Jacob Zuma has said in his end of the year speech.

Little headway on deforestation - experts

2011-12-15 16:21

The UN's conference on climate change failed to make enough headway in efforts to curb deforestation, experts warn, saying forest preservation plays a central role in the global warming debate.

COP 17: Envoys slam SA 'incompetence'

2011-12-13 22:43

Envoys at the global climate conference that ended in Durban have left late-night sessions shaking their heads about their South African hosts.

Climate deal 'took delicate touch'

2011-12-13 10:24

Pushing too hard at international climate change talks might have killed the only treaty regulating carbon emissions, says Edna Molewa.

Canada pulls out of Kyoto protocol

2011-12-13 08:01

Canada has become the first country to announce its withdrawal from the Kyoto protocol on climate change, a symbolic blow to the troubled global treaty.

Molewa upbeat over COP 17 deal

2011-12-12 14:24

The Kyoto Protocol was saved by the last minute agreement reached by parties at the COP 17 conference, Edna Molewa has said.

Zuma lauds climate conference

2011-12-12 07:29

President Jacob Zuma congratulated South Africa on the success of hosting the UN Climate Change conference in Durban.

UN chief hails Durban climate roadmap

2011-12-11 21:40

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has hailed what he called the "significant" breakthrough at UN climate talks that produced a roadmap towards an accord joining all major greenhouse-gas emitters.


Private sector urged to tackle climate

2012-01-13 22:28

Institutional investors have opened a new front in the fight against climate change, urging the private sector to mobilise.

India against binding emissions pact

2011-12-27 16:27

India will reject any global pact legally binding it to cut greenhouse gas emissions as such a move could stifle economic growth needed to eradicate poverty.

Russia slams Kyoto Protocol

2011-12-16 21:05

Russia's Foreign Ministry has supported Canada's decision to pull out of the Kyoto Protocol and reaffirmed that Moscow will not take new commitments.

COP-Out 17. Now what?

2011-12-14 07:45

The Durban Platform for Enhanced Action represents little more than a bunch of promises to plan to do something in a non-legally-binding sort of way in the future, says Andreas Späth.

EU climate chief to tackle US, China

2011-12-13 22:13

European climate chief Connie Hedegaard, who salvaged Durban talks on global warming, has the task of striving to shame the world's biggest polluters into real action.

Canada withdraws from Kyoto Protocol

2011-12-13 08:56

Canada has become the first country to formally withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol, saying the pact on cutting carbon emissions is preventing the world from effectively tackling climate change.

Durban deal - too little, too late

2011-12-12 21:24

The world is forecast to grow hotter, sea levels to rise, intense weather to wreak even more destruction and the new deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions will do little to lessen that damage.


Greenpeace at Cop 17

2011-12-12 13:07
Greenpeace at Cop 17

Watch this overview of the 2011 UN climate negotiations in Durban, seen from a Greenpeace perspective.

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NGOs: Polluters 1, environment 0

2011-12-11 22:41

The interests of profit-hungry and polluting corporations have won at the recent COP 17 UN climate talks, with the environment losing out, several NGOs claim.

COP 17 establishes working group

2011-12-11 20:57

An ad hoc working group will work towards charting a new universal legal agreement on climate change, the presidency of the 17th United Nations Conference of Parties says.

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