As the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) continued working on the South African climate change policy, Parliamentary representatives urged the department to include the Portfolio Committee on water and environment in every forum where the policy was discussed before the draft document was released.
Rules on selection criteria for renewable energy projects under the REFIT programme
One of the most urgent problems in the world is the sufficient supply of clean
water for everybody. Especially in Sub-Saharan Africa the majority of people
have to live without access to clean drinking water.
When the representatives from over 190 countries meet in December 2009 in Copenhagen at the 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 15), they will be focusing on the future of our planet. In the Danish capital the delegates will negotiate a new, binding international agreement on climate protection designed to succeed the present Kyoto Protocol in 2013. Many of the data used by the experts come from Bonn.