08 Aug '11, 11am

South Africa insists it is on track for Durban Summit success

The UN and the South African government are trying to alleviate concerns about the forthcoming Durban Climate Change Summit, after accusations of a "turf war" between the two departments organising the crucial meeting. Speaking to reporters late last week, UN conference coordinator Salwa Dallalah told reporters in Durban that preparations for the COP 17 summit remained on schedule. "We are moving very well and are on target," she said. "We will finish our work soon." FURTHER READING Government launches blueprint for green business co-operation US cleantech investment plunges 44 per cent Her comments follow weeks of speculation among diplomats and green groups that preparations for the talks were not moving fast enough. Privately some negotiators at the most recent round of UN talks in Bonn in June said the South African government was failing to lay the diplomatic ground w...

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