COP17 reaches agreement, 36 hours late

By Kemantha Govender Durban – Governments, including 38 industrialised countries, have agreed to a second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol from January 2013 as the COP17 drew to a close on early hours of Sunday morning. After going into almost 24 hours of extra time, governments have decided to adopt a universal legal agreement … Continue reading “COP17 reaches agreement, 36 hours late”

Climate-smart agriculture is the way: Zuma, Anna

By Kemantha Govender Durban – Climate-smart agriculture offers a “triple win” for food security, adaptation, and mitigation, President Jacob Zuma and former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said on Wednesday. Both Zuma and Annan addressed a side event at COP17 for early action on climate-smart agriculture, an initiative driven by the African Union and New … Continue reading “Climate-smart agriculture is the way: Zuma, Anna”