28 Nov '11, 1am

Durban can help technology control climate change: While negotiations may be an administrative headache, changes...

With the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change conference starting in Durban this week, greenhouse gas emission reduction targets will be under discussion from developed and developing nations alike. One of the main topics to debate is the Kyoto Protocol agreement. Set to expire in 2012, the general consensus is that it will not be extended, but replaced with an international reduction target that is not underpinned by a single mechanism. Instead, parties will be able to select their methods of achieving the target providing flexibility in these uncertain economic times. Conference participants will also discuss Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs), which will hopefully result in a binding agreement on a carbon reduction framework within developing countries. It is hoped this framework will allow de...

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