COP17: What Role for South Africa as an Agent of Change?

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The South African government is hosting the 2011 annual UN-led international climate change talks – negotiations that seek to shape the future architecture of the global climate change regime.

This is one of the most politically divisive and complex areas currently under discussion within the multilateral context. South Africa has an important task in moving the discussions forward. Reconciling its domestic climate agenda with that of the region, while simultaneously pushing an ambitious international climate agenda, will be challenging. However, good preparation and communication, focus on an inclusive, transparent and multilateral process, and an emphasis on substance will assist South Africa in working towards a successful outcome for the climate summit.

8 Nov 2011

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SAIIA Policy Briefing No 38, November 2011
Sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa
SAIIA Programme
Governance of Africa’s Resources
Climate Agenda, Climate Summit, Conference of the Parties (COP), Multilateral
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