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Want to learn more? Visit these links to delve further into Climate Justice and Sustainability!
  • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
    Over a decade ago, most countries joined an international treaty — the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) — to begin to consider what can be done to reduce global warming and to cope with whatever temperature increases are inevitable. More recently, a number of nations approved an addition to the treaty: the Kyoto Protocol, which has more powerful (and legally binding) measures. The UNFCCC secretariat supports all institutions involved in the climate change process, particularly the COP, the subsidiary bodies and their Bureau.
  • COP 17 – CMP 7 Durban 2011
    The 17th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 17), will be held in the sunny city of Durban, South Africa. Subtropical beaches and vast undeveloped landscapes provide the backdrop for large scale urban development together with more traditional rural lifestyles. Through this diversity, Durban embodies the challenges that face most of the cities in the global south. The city’s bold response to the challenges of climate change and variability have positioned the city as a global leader in the field of climate protection planning and established it as the ‘Climate Capital’ of South Africa.
  • York Institute for Research and Innovation in Sustainability (IRIS)
    The York Institute for Research and Innovation in Sustainability (IRIS) was established by York University in 2004 to create an interdisciplinary university-wide research institute that is a focal point for the sustainability-related activities of all eleven faculties at York.
  • Climate Change Adaptation in Africa
    The Climate Change Adaptation in Africa (CCAA) research and capacity development program aims to improve the capacity of African countries to adapt to climate change in ways that benefit the most vulnerable. Building on existing initiatives and past experience, the CCAA program works to establish a self-sustained skilled body of expertise in Africa to enhance the ability of African countries to adapt.
  • Global Climate Justice For Disenfranchised People
    A global virtual space where communities can articulate and share their experiences, as well as look for support and funds for adaptation. Some resources include vulnerability maps, successful experiences in adaptation, spreading low cost technologies, scientific and traditional knowledge, interactions with experts, discussion forums between communities, listings of available funds, and more!
  • The Instituto Ecoar para a Cidadania (Ecoar Institute for Citizenship)
    The Instituto Ecoar para a Cidadania (Ecoar Institute for Citizenship) is a non-profit, civil association. It was formed by professionals, academics, and environmentalists that gathered after the ECO-92, with the intent to continue discussions on pressing environmental issues and to collaborate in the construction of a sustainable society in balance with nature.
  • Earthjustice
    Earthjustice is a non-profit public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth, and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment.
  • The Environment Site
    The aim of TheEnvironmentSite.org is to promote sustainability, environmental awareness and discussion for sustainability enthusiasts and professionals from across the globe. We currently have over 4,500 active members in our discussion forum and a host of bloggers looking to promote Sustainability and environmental topics.

The 17th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 17), will be held in the sunny city of Durban, South Africa.

Durban is first and foremost an African City, a place of rich contrasts and honoured traditions. Subtropical beaches and vast undeveloped landscapes provide the backdrop for large scale urban development together with more traditional rural lifestyles. Through this diversity, Durban embodies the challenges that face most of the cities in the global south. The city’s bold response to the challenges of climate change and variability have positioned the city as a global leader in the field of climate protection planning and established it as the ‘Climate Capital’ of South Africa.