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Viridis Africa showcasing cleantech technologies appropriate for Africa

On the 15th & 16th October 2013 the third Clean Technology business and investment matchmaking conference for the African continent is to be held at the Killarney Country Club, Lower Houghton…Continue

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Comment by Climate Himalaya on May 12, 2012 at 4:09

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Comment by Mattias Söderberg on December 4, 2011 at 12:18

In a closed COP17 perspective one can celebrate even small changes in the negotiation text. But sadly these changes are until now, far away from the ambition needed, to make a difference on the ground, where vulnurable people struggle with the effects of climate change. I hope the ambition will step up in week two!

Comment by Joy Hyvarinen on December 3, 2011 at 7:25

Not encouraging at the end of the first week here in Durban. There may have been progress on small issues, but that is not going to slow climate change. FIELD is working with countries and others in the UNFCCC negotiations, but we are also exploring other approaches. For example, obtaining an advisory opinion on climate change damage from the World Court (report available at

Comment by Joy Hyvarinen on November 18, 2011 at 19:27

Legal issues aren't the obstacle in Durban - it's political will. FIELD's viewpoint on Durban is available at


Comment by Mattias Söderberg on October 10, 2011 at 11:23

Considering the outcome of Panama, someting extraordinary have to happen to make Durban a success. Yes, there are texts on the table (for adaptation and tech...) but the big issues about a second commitment period of the KP, ambition levels, MRV, financial sources etc have not moved. Today the EU Environ mental minsters meet to adopt a new EU mandate. I hope that can put some new dynamics into the process.



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