The following post was written by AWF Program Design Officer for Europe Danny McGahey. Danny was part of an AWF delegation that attended the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, 17th Conference of Parties (UNFCCC COP 17), in Durban, South Africa.
My trip to Durban started on a shuttle bus from Arusha to Nairobi...wrong direction, I know, but lower emissions than the flight AND you take a 0 off the price tag!
It’s Sunday. Today is CIFOR’s (Centre for International Forestry Research) Forest Day. 1200 people are gathering to discuss the value and future of forests. The focus is global, but the fact that the COP 17 is in South Africa is a great opportunity to highlight the major plight of Africa’s forests. AWF President Helen Gichohi is giving the keynote address.
November 29th, 2011 – Adaptation in Africa, recent experiences and knowledge gaps
The following blog was written by AWF's Director of Land Conservation Kathleen Fitzgerald. Kathleen is part of a delegation of AWF staff attending a UN sponsored conference on climate change currently underway in Durban, South Africa. AWF is one of the many NGO's participating in the conference and is part of a coalition of organizations forming the Adaptation Hub, drawing attention to climate adaptation.