Community Ecosystem-Based Adaptation Durban strives to set an example for the COP negotiators

Well, here I am in Johannesburg International airport on a long layover before I return to London.  It is unclear how this last COP negotiation day will proceed.  When I left Copenhagen (COP 15) two years ago at the same point in the negotiations I felt hopeless.  But something happened these past 9 or so days; I saw that a country that still has many developing areas has really taken steps in small scale projects that both engage local communities and take advantage of funding on the international scale. Continue reading

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COP17 Day 2

Hi All,

Day 2 in Durban has come to an end and what an exciting day it has been. The Team managed to catch the official shuttle to the ICC and has finally (albeit through much trial and error) gotten the hang of the transport options around Durban. Including the rather harrowing local “taxi-bus” ride of Day 1 which will not  be repeated in a hurry. But on to the important topics…

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