There are a number of interesting and important events taking place in South Africa and around the world before, during and after COP 17 and that pertain to climate change issues. This list has been updated until the end of December 2011. Please submit any events that you would like us to consider adding to

Inspiring Change Gathering in Cape TownFor information, including the programme, videos and links to the presentations, from the Climate Smart Gathering that was held in Cape Town from 18-20 November 2011, please click on the links or image.


28 November-9 December | Durban | COP17/CMP7 
The 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) will be hosted by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and held in Durban from 28th November to 9 December 2011. There are 192 countries that are currently signed up, including all of the major economies and greenhouse gas emitters. A primary focus of the conference will be to secure a global climate agreement because the Kyoto Protocol’s commitment period will end in 2012. Find out more:

Read about the events on the Climate Smart Cape Town Pavilion at COP17 from 6-9 December.

30 | Cape TownInternational Climate Change Conference
The meeting will include presentations detailing evidence for media coverage and journalistic practices about human-induced climate change and its present and projected effects on the planet, especially the global south. Many of the talks will explore social and economic impacts on both rural livelihoods and cities. Discussions will be held on climate change mitigation, vulnerability and adaptation, culminating in several forward thinking policy commitments and the launch of a new publication on media and climate change by Nordicom. For more information contact: Dr. Ibrahim Saleh (, convenor of Political communication, Centre for Film and Media Studies, University of Cape Town.