Invitation to discussion on the outcome of COP17


“The outcome in Durban is a coup for Africa. Issues that had taken so long to resolve have been resolved on our soil. This is a moment of glory for South Africa and Africa,” President Jacob Zuma said at the last day of COP17.

“The brutal truth is that our leaders lack the political will to do what is necessary. The delay in Durban means politicians have deepened our titanic environmental overdraft. That debt will fall to the next generation to pay. In the economy, banks can create new money and recessions can double dip. In the real world, one deep climate ‘recession’ will destroy the lives and livelihoods of many forever,” Damian Carrington of the Guardian said.

So, with these mixed reactions to the agreement made at the COP17 climate conference, the question is: did the Durban COP deliver? If not, what went wrong? 


Diakonia Council of Churches cordially invites you to a public discussion on the outcome of COP17.


Date: 5 June 2012

Time: 5pm – 7pm

Venue: Denis Hurley Hall, Diakonia Centre, Durban

RSVP:  Busi at 031 310 3500 or by 1 June.

Please indicate whether you would require parking when you RSVP for any event at the Diakonia Centre


The cost for this event, which Diakonia Council of Churches will gladly carry

with the aim of transforming  society, is roughly R50.00 per person.


Donations will be appreciated

Secure parking is available on the 1st floor of the Renaissance Building, next door to the service entrance of

Diakonia Centre in Maud Mfusi Street (previously St George’s Street).

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