Africa doesn’t want to become a graveyard of Kyoto Protocol

30 November, 2011

There are some dark clouds on Durbans otherwise blue sky. During the delegates negotiations yesterday Canada threatened to pull out of its obligation to cut emission the same way as Russia and Japan had done before,  EU said it would not remain bound if other countries (especially the US, China and India) don’t commit themselves, and US said…

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Upcoming side events

29 November, 2011

We are reporting on the COP17 conference from South Africa (now from Pretoria), and from Sunday 4th of Dec we will be in Durban until the negotiations ends 9th of Dec. We will try to cover the negotiations, the side events and also other things that are happening around COP17. I will for example join…

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Important things to keep in mind in Durban – be prepared for a plan B

28 November, 2011

Please read Mattias Goldmanns article about COP17 where he is listing the the most important things to keep in mind in Durban.  Maybe sunscreen and sharks could be added to the list, otherwise I think that it is fairly complete! www.dagensopinion.se/%E2%80%9Dr%C3%A4kna-med-plan-b-durban%E2%80%9D…

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Jacob Zuma welcomes delegates and negotiators to South Africa

28 November, 2011

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Media briefing in Durban today

27 November, 2011

Today, one day before the official opening of the COP17 conference, the United Nation’s Executive Secretary, Christiana Figueres, told media on briefing that urgent actions are needed to halt the global warming. New research and the findings are sounding alarm bells for urgent action and it is also very important for the negotiations to have a growing momentum for action…

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The word on the street

26 November, 2011

Hi, my name is Daniel Persson and I work for Sweco in South Africa. I have been with Sweco since 2004, starting out in the environmental department in Stockholm. I have been involved in the international operations of Sweco since 2006, and one year ago I got the opportunity to transfer to South Africa to…

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COP17 countdown

25 November, 2011

Hi I am Martina. For me it has always been important to work with things that make a difference. Therefore I am really excited to go to Durban and COP17 and I will do my best to try to cover the side events and everything that is happening around the conference in Durban for you….

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Durban hosts the world

25 November, 2011

At Sweco, we realize the importance of the climate change issue. Certainly as a critical sustainability factor, but also as a business opportunity for us, as we work with both of the two possible outcomes of the climate negotiations agenda; mitigation or adaptation. Our mission is to actively contribute to a sustainable development of the…

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Soon to be launched!

21 November, 2011

Here you will soon be able to read the blog from Martina Rosén and Daniel Persson reporting from COP 17 in South Africa. Martina Rosén and Daniel Persson has lived almost a year back in South Africa and working on various environmental projects on behalf of Sweco….

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