Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Durban climate change summit’s important mission

Lusanda Bill
27 September 2011


The head of the Agricultural and Natural Resources Analysis Policy Network Lindiwe Sibanda says the UN Climate Change summit, dubbed COP 17, later this year should demonstrate to the world how climate change is adversely affecting Africa’s population and posing a major threat to future generations.

She was addressing the National Press Club in Pretoria where she urged civil society to get actively involved in relevant matters in the run-up to the conference.

Sibanda added that it will be difficult for African countries to advance a unified front with regards to tackling climate change if proper discussions are not held before the United Nations COP17 summit in Durban, later this year.

She says experience from previous summits has shown that African countries stand divided on several issues.

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