Posts Tagged ‘political will’

International agreements on climate change poised and fragile?

November 30, 2011

The 17th meeting of world leaders has started in Durban South Africa where international leaders continue to reaffirm individual commitments to finding solutions to the climate change dilemma facing the world. The challenge for these negotiations is to find solutions and reaffirm commitments by countries of the world to the Kyoto Protocol or, some equivalent replacement agreement. Finding such a replacement agreement beyond December 2012 will not be easy in order that such an agreement is fair and equitable across the board.

Opening address

Click here to hear the opening address in Durban: Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, President of COP 17/CMP 7.

Watching and participating in these negotiations is fascinating where listening to country leaders promote the need for urgency to find solutions, there can be no doubt that there is generally universal political will towards finding workable solutions and agreement.

Keep watching as these pivotal negotiations play out this week and next week.

Post your thoughts here please!



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