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Pres Zuma opens COP 17 meeting although late

Durban – A 12-day round of UN talks on climate change got under way in Durban on today with the task of determining the future of the Kyoto Protocol and pushing ahead with aid for poor, vulnerable countries topping the bill.

The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) gathers 194 countries and 60 000 delegates.

South African President Jacob Zuma opened the ceremony and Chad President Idriss Deby Itno attende the opening ceremony of the talks, which will end with a high-level meeting of ministers.

Also voicing their concern is SAMWU who will adopt progressive strategy for COP 17 and dealing with climate change issues.

As from tommorow delegates will battle with issues such as climate change which would have direct impact on underveloped and poor countries.

Various leading independent organizations will give inputs and opinions on charting way forward, provided rich county’s provide financial aid to ease uncontrolable situation the poorer states face, and South Africa is no different.

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