South Africa participates at CoP 21 - CMP 11 in Paris, France

Event date: 
2015-11-30 (All day) to 2015-12-11 (All day)

 

 

Introduction and background

This information presents the South African position for the 21st Conference of the Parties (CoP 21) of the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 11th Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties (CMP 11) to the Kyoto Protocol.

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Summary of South Africa's position at CoP 21 - CMP 11 in Paris, France

The 2015 Agreement to be adopted at CoP 21/CMP11 in Paris, France, should be under the Convention, and in accordance with its principles and provisions in particular the principles of common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities and equity. The agreement must be consistent with science and equity, and further enhance a multilateral rules based system in a balanced and ambitious manner.

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Conference schedule

The High-Level Segment (HLS), to be attended by ministers and head of delegations, will be opened on Monday, 7 December 2015 at 10.00 a.m. to hear statements by representatives of groups and national statements by ministers and other heads of delegation during joint meetings of the COP and the CMP. The HLS will continue hearing national statements on Tuesday, 8 December 2015.

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President Jacob Zuma addresses CoP 21 – CMP 11 opening session
 

 

 

Media resources

Access speeches and statements by the Sotuh African Government delegatoion inlcuding image galleries.

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President Jacob Zuma addresses CoP 21 – CMP 11 opening session
 

 

 

Related projects and programmes in South Africa

South Africa views green economy as a sustainable de­velopment path based on addressing the interdependence between economic growth, social protection and natural ecosystem. The South African approach is to ensure that green economy programmes are to be supported by practical and implementable action plan therefore importance of building on existing best processes, programmes, initiatives and indigenous knowledge in key sectors “Towards a resource efficient, low carbon and pro-employment growth path”.

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Related informantion / links / websites and sources

 

         
South Africa's INDC - Road to CoP 21, Paris
 
Related Branch Climate Change and Air Quality
 
The Presidency of the Republic of South Africa website
 
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
 
Paris 2015 UN Climate Change Conference, CoP 21 - CMP 11