IFP Calls For Actionable Resolutions at COP17
By Ms CN Zikalala MP

National Assembly: Cape Town, 24 November 2011 


Honourable Speaker


On Monday South Africa will assume the role of global guardian in the arena of climate change when we host the 17th Conference of Parties.


Honourable Speaker, the road to Durban has been one fraught with difficulties and carries with it the many skeletons of past protocols, accords and agreements on climate change. The cliché "talk is cheap" could possibly carry popular sentiment in respect of global progress on climate change. This is a sentiment that must be changed.


Action, not words is what is required. The time for broad and general consensus between governments without any real commitment to the adaptation and mitigation of climate change is over and it is in this vein Honourable Speaker that the IFP urges our COP representatives to push for actionable, global resolutions and agreements that will see our beautiful planet pristinely preserved for our future generations.


I thank you.


Connie Zikalala MP
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