1 December 2014 marks the opening of the 20th annual Conference of Parties of the Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP20), in Lima, Peru. Dr Agathe Maupin, SAIIA’s Climate Change expert, has attended several previous COP meetings, and will be in Lima for the next two weeks.
We asked her:
- Why is this COP, COP20, so important?
- What are some of the challenges that will be facing negotiators at this COP?
- Specifically for South Africa and Africa, what is being looked for from this COP?
- In your opinion, what would be a successful outcome for this COP?
- Read an article by Agathe Maupin from the COP20 Conference, ‘Blooming renewables in South Africa’, published on 2 December 2014.
- Climate Change in Africa Conference, held at SAIIA on 03 November 2014.
- Southern Africa’s Dryland Forests, Climate Change and the Water–Energy–Food Security Nexus, Occasional Paper by By Mari-Lise du Preez, June 2014
- Southern Africa’s Dryland Forests and Climate Change Adaptation, briefing by Nicholas King, May 2014
- Emerging Insights into Governance and Sustainable Management of Africa’s Natural Ecosystems, briefing by Romy Chevallier, May 2014
- SAIIA Podcast 19: Insights for COP19, Climate Change and Africa, with Romy Chevallier, November 2013
- Blue Carbon an opportunity for Africa at Cop18? by Romy Chevallier, November 2012
- COP 17: Will Durban advance the Climate Change Agenda? by Romy Chevallier, November 2011
- South Africa’s Chief Negotiator, Alf Wills, speaks to SAIIA ahead of COP 17, November 2011