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Climate change: Towards and Beyond COP21

The solutions to the climate challenge require a substantive transformation of the current socio-economic development paradigm, including industrial change. This is not just about some technical changes to energy production or transport systems. What is required is a redefinition of the predominant model of production and consumption. We must give back to the state and public services their role in supporting our communities, and ensure that workers and trade unions are able to participate fully in all steps of this process.

Public Services International at COP17

05 December 2011
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The city of Durban is hosting the annual UN Conference of the Parties negotiations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Thousands of government delegates from all corners of the planet have turned up once again to see whether agreements can be reached.

Unions prepare for climate talks

29 November 2011

The stakes will be high for decision-makers at the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change (COP 17), which will be held 28 November through 9 December in Durban, South Africa. Not only are the emission reduction targets established by the 1997 Kyoto Protocol set to expire in 2012, but another major climate meeting, the Earth Summit, RIO+20, is coming up in June 2012.