Socialist International and COP17

I confess I was surprised to receive this particular invitation from the South African Department of the Environment.


28 October 2011


As South Africa and Durban get ready to host the 17th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Cop 17) from 28 November to 09 December, the Socialist International Commission for a Sustainable World Society will host a meeting to discuss developments since Cancun, as well as setting priorities and target for COP17.

The SI Commission for a Sustainable World Society was established by the Socialist International to articulate from the world of progressive politics a way forward to address global environmental concerns, climate change and the issues of governance required to deal with these common challenges.

The Commission brings together leading personalities, among them serving and former heads of state and government ministers from different continents, to set out recommendations to tackle these fundamental issues, with a particular focus currently on supporting and contributing to the United Nations Climate Change Conferences and the global effort to reduce global warming.

You are invited to a press conference to hear what the discussions have been centred around, as well as the Commission’s Statement about their position for COP 17.

Date : Monday 31 October 2011

Venue : Moloko Strathavon Hotel, 160 Helen Rd, Strathavon. Sandton.

Time : 17h00

RSVP : Monday 31 October to luyanda or tel: 011 463 7550

Socialist International Commission for a Sustainable Society Programme 30 October.pdf


Filed under Uncategorized

2 responses to “Socialist International and COP17

  1. Dr. Patrick Bond of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban has serious criticism of both the South African government embracing coal, and the whole assumption of COP-17. He predicts it will fail, except to implement carbon trading, where big players hope to make big profits (gaining little to nothing for the damaged atmosphere).
    Find the 23 minute Radio Ecoshock interview of Patrick Bond here:
    [audio src="" /]

  2. We dont need a REPEAT of the COPENHAGEN-

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s