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Durban’s Climate Gamble
November 8, 2011 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Communities living in Durban, South Africa, where this year’s UN climate talks will be held, have a long history of struggle for environmental and social justice. While some countries are calling for a new commitment to the Kyoto Protocol and others are calling for its demise, civil society in South Africa is calling for real solutions to the ecological, economic and political underpinnings of the climate crisis.
Please join IPS’s Sustainable Energy & Economy Network for an update by Patrick Bond, head of the Centre for Civil Society in Durban, on plans for civil society engagement during the climate change summit, and how activities ‘outside’ the official talks will connect with the ‘inside’ negotiations. Patrick is a former IPS visiting scholar and is author of the recent books The Politics of Climate Justice and Durban’s Climate Gamble.