Posts Tagged ‘Kyoto Protocol’

EU wants firm decisions on legally binding climate agreement

While much of the focus for the Durban climate change conference was on getting the institutions under the Cancun Agreements up and running and deciding on the future of the Kyoto Protocol, the European Union (EU) is also pushing for an outline of the …

Sanbi accredited as UN Adaptation Fund implementing entity

The recently established Adaptation Fund Board (AFB) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has accredited the South African National Biodiversity Institute (Sanbi) as a national implementing entity.

The Adaptation Fund …

Funding shortfall will not impact COP 17 quality – Minister

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said she was confident that South Africa would host an adequate seventeenth conference of the parties (COP 17) on climate change in Durban in November and December, despite a short…

Level of ambition in climate talks a ‘serious concern’ − Zuma

The low level of ambition in climate change negotiations is a “serious concern”, President Jacob Zuma said on Friday, addressing 21 Environmental Ministers accompanied by negotiators and delegates from 43 United Nations Framework Convention on Clim…

Climate technology mechanism team concludes first meeting

The technology executive committee (TEC), the policy arm of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC’s) Technology Mechanism, has concluded its inaugural meeting in Germany this weekend.

After the three-day TEC meeting i…

SA should register possible CDM projects before 2012 deadline

Investors looking to get into the business of carbon trading should get their projects registered at the United Nations before the 2012 deadline when current arrangements in terms of the Kyoto Protocol run out, Standard Bank carbon sales and trading he…