08 Dec '11, 9pm

COP17 Launches a New Leader for the Climate Community

COP17 Launches a New Leader for the Climate Community

As the Durban climate change summit draws to a close, regular attendees may share my sense of déjà vu. Yes, we have certainly seen and met new leaders from governments, NGOs and corporations this last fortnight, but the same global figures tend to dominate proceedings at the COPs and we know we will see these familiar faces at the next climate summit. It's all too easy, therefore, to forget our hosts. In Durban, South African leaders from a variety of fields made their mark and it's important to acknowledge their contribution. Not only did they bring great charisma and local color, but they left the regular itinerant delegates with a clearer understanding of the complex challenges faced by emerging markets. President Jacob Zuma entertained his audiences with anecdotes of his homeland and reaffirmed his government's commitment to emissions reduction. We heard from a range o...

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