Environmental Citizenship Program Participating in Durban Climate Negotiations

Environmental Citizenship Program Participating in Durban Climate Negotiations

As part of the global events and negotiations after The United Nations Climate Change Conference, Durban (South Africa) 2011, which was the most encompassing and furthest reaching conference in the history of the climate change negotiations, Eng. Bedoor Rajab the representative of Environmental Citizenship Program in Bahrain Women Association for Human Development has attended one of those negotiations titled “Durban Climate Negotiations: A Turning Point or Another Missed Opportunity?”, seminar which was held on the 12th of January 2012 in the Arabian Gulf University.

As the presenter Prof. Ibrahim Abdel Jalil, Chair Professor, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Arabian Gulf University gave the audience a brief about the background of the road trip to Durban, how and when it started, for what causes, agreements that were discussed until it reaches the summit in Durban. In addition to that he explained the outcomes of Durban which included a decision by Parties to adopt a universal legal agreement on climate change as soon as possible, and no later than 2015.

Finally, and as The President of COP17/CMP7 Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said: “What we have achieved in Durban will play a central role in saving tomorrow, today’’, the results of those negotiation held all over the world is pave the way for Durban agreements to be implemented soon before 2015.

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