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Durban Climate Change Conference - November 2011

The United Nations Climate Change Conference, Durban 2011, delivered a breakthrough on the international community's response to climate change. In the second largest meeting of its kind, the negotiations advanced, in a balanced fashion, the implementation of the Convention and the Kyoto Protocol, the Bali Action Plan, and the Cancun Agreements. The outcomes included a decision by Parties to adopt a universal legal agreement on climate change as soon as possible, and no later than 2015. The President of COP17/CMP7 Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said: "What we have achieved in Durban will play a central role in saving tomorrow, today."

Statements made at the opening of the High-Level Segment at COP 17/CMP 7

Statement by Christiana Figueres
6 December 2011
Durban, South Africa
Statement delivered by the Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres
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Statement by Mr. BAN Ki-Moon
6 December 2011
Durban, South Africa
Statement delivered by Mr. BAN Ki-Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
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Statement by His Excellency President Jacob Zuma
6 December 2011
Durban, South Africa
Statement delivered by His Excellency Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa
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Further statements are available here


Press briefing on the status of negotiations - Durban 9 December 2011

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COP 17/CMP 7 President Ms. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane briefs the media on the status of negotiations on the last scheduled day of the conference.

Webcast from COP 17 / CMP 7

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The Durban Conference comprised:

- The 17th Conference of the Parties (COP),
- The 7th Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP),
- The 35th session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI),
- The 35th session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA),
- The 10th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP) 
- The 12th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) 

The Conference was hosted by the Government of South Africa and took place at the International Convention Centre (ICC) & Durban Exhibition Centre (DEC)

"By mastering the challenging Durban agenda, governments can take a significant step towards a climate change regime that delivers on the ground".

Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary UNFCCC
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"It may seem impossible, but working together we can all rise to our responsibilities".

H.E. Ms. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of Foreign Affairs of South Africa and President of COP 17 and CMP 7
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