COP 17 – Durban

Took place from 28 November to 9 December 2011.

My summary:

The ENB summary:

Link to Wikipedia page:

The 2011 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP17) was held in Durban, South Africa, from 28 November to 11 December 2011 to establish a new treaty to limit carbon emissions.[1]

A treaty was not established, but the conference agreed to establish a legally binding deal comprising all countries by 2015, which was to take effect in 2020.[2]There was also progress regarding the creation of a Green Climate Fund for which a management framework was adopted. The fund is to distribute US$100 billion per year to help poor countries adapt to climate impacts.[3]

While the president of the conference, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, declared it a success,[3] scientists and environmental groups warned that the deal was not sufficient to avoid global warming beyond 2 °C as more urgent action is needed.[4]



Australia’s position, action:

Climate Institute’s summary of implications

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