Is the Durban Platform of 2011 a Break-Through in Global Climate Change Negotiations?

Ponsah Saleh, Clement Selbong


This essay argues that though the Durban Summit, unlike the Copenhagen Summit, recorded some important achievements, there are inherent challenges which renders the meeting less-important. The essay argues that though the meeting as contented by Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, South Africa’s Minister of International Relations, “has taken crucial steps forward for the common good and the global citizenry”, there are questions which continue to remain a source of challenge among states. InIn making meaning of the materials, the authors utilised critical analysis to explore the issues that dominate the Durban Summit. The article benefits from secondary materials sourced from the database of Coventry University and University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.

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