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The BASIC countries and Cancun

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Article by Guest Contributor: Adalberto Maluf The fourth meeting of the BASIC country ministers (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) on climate change took place in Rio de Janeiro on the 25th and 26th of July 2010 to further discuss their common positions regarding the Copenhagen Accord. The BASIC countries were part of the final …

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South Africa’s Minister of Tourism tipped for UNFCCC top job

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South Africa’s Minister of Tourism, Marthinus van Schalkwyk, and former Minister of Environmental Affairs has emerged as one of the frontrunners to replace Yvo de Boer as chief of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change UNFCCC. In the follow up to de Boer’s resignation, candidates from Indonesia, India, Costa Rica and van Schalkwyk …

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Energy Mix – top priority at the close of 2009 South African Climate Summit

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The 2009 Climate Summit which closed on Friday was a giant step for South Africa in recognising the severity and implications of climate change, as well as bringing together key stakeholders in the climate policy discussion. Climate change received a much needed spotlight for the week, and President Kgalema Motlanthe utilised his speech to instil …

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