South Africa Planning Minister Trevor Manuel will be the guest speaker at a public discussion on Wednesday 7 September on how to secure progress on finance at the 17th Conference of Parties and Kyoto Protocol members (COP 17).
The negotiations on climate finance, under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, have profound implications for Africa. Decision on a package of sources for long-term climate and development finance is not only achievable, but an essential outcome for the success of COP 17 in Durban late this year.
Join Oxfam and WWF for the discussion, “Time for a Fair Deal for Africa on Finance – Will we get out of the bunker in Durban?”, and for the launch of “Out of the Bunker”, a new briefing paper on how to raise at least $10 billion a year for international climate finance, with no net costs to developing countries.
“Out of the Bunker” includes a detailed proposal for an equitable mechanism to raise funds from a maritime levy and the impact on developing countries, particularly South Africa.
Other speakers include lead negotiators from Germany and France, South Africa’s Ambassador at Large for Climate Change Nozipho Mxakato-Diseko (from the Department of International Relations and Cooperation), and Oxfam International Climate Change Policy Lead Tim Gore.
When: Wednesday 7 September 2011
Where: Protea Hotel, Hatfield, 1141 Burnett Street, Pretoria.
Time: 17h00 for 17h30
Refreshments and snacks will be available from 17h00
The venue is located:
From DIRCO, OR Tambo Building, 460 Soutpansberg Road: Head south on Tom Jenkins Drive (curves west and again south); continue south on Eastwood Street; down to Park Street (Loftus Stadium ahead on left); turn left into Park Street and continue past Pretoria Girl’s High, into Burnett Street and over the railway … another block west to hotel.
MAP: North on left. south to right.