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Climate Change Response Expo

We headed down to the Climate Change Response Expo on Saturday. Located in a gaggle of tents next to The Workshop, the expo hosts a number of stalls – from climate robots (courtesy of UKZN) to solar water heaters, electric cars and enviro-NGOs. Cape Town has an excellent stand showcasing all their green products. Durban’s […]

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COP17 Protest

Not everyone is convinced that the negotiators at COP17 are representing their views and a large, diverse group of protestors (including a group of Climate Clowns – no jokes!) descended on Durban on Saturday to make their voices heard. As a nation we love a good protest, let’s just hope our leaders are listening. More […]

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CNN Ecosphere

This is amazing!  CNN has developed and are exhibiting – at the Climate Change Response Expo – an organic, 3D digital plant, which uses tweets tagged with #COP17 to ‘grow’. Each stem on the plant is an actual tweet and you can zoom in and read them, providing a real-time view of the global climate change […]

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COP17 Carbon Footprint V1

COP17 Carbon Footprint V1

The organisers of COP17 have made a first pass estimate for the Carbon Footprint of COP17.  The estimate of 76,900 tonnes of CO2 equivalents assumes a maximum of 25,000 delegates attending the event.  The pie chart below shows that the majority of the estimated footprint comes from international travel. The organisers will release a final estimate […]

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COP17 Tree

As part of the COP17 events, a massive baobab tree (the emblem for the conference) has been constructed. Lights in the tree are powered by stationary cycles surrounding it – pretty cool huh?     (more…)

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