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