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Saturday, 24 December 2011

The Durban Platform.

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The UN Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa concluded on Sunday, 11 December with a package of decisions called the Durban Platform.  “Taken together, these agreements represent an important advance in our work on climate change,” said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

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The 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 

The latest round of UN climate talks concluded last week in Durban, South Africa. The annual negotiations aim to get the world to agree on binding carbon emission limits to reduce the risk of catastrophic climate change. What did this year's talks achieve?

Chief correspondent Tyler Suiters was in Durban for the summit, and reported on what has become known as the "Durban Platform."

"This is not a problem of the future, this is not a problem of somebody else, this is a today problem," said Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. "The first step is for countries to really understand how these global challenges are actually national opportunities."

 COP17/CMP7

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