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Kulima presents at UNDP-NBI event on climate change and business in Africa

Kulima participated in the UNDP-NBI event on Green Economy and Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Africa, held in Johannesburg on 17-18th October.  The event was attended by delegates from business and business organisations across the continent, who heard plenary presentations from UNDP, NBI, and the MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs for KwaZulu Natal Province, among others.  Dr Alec Joubert gave a presentation on vulnerability, adaptation and business in one of the breakaway sessions, and Kulima rapporteured at the event.

Kulima presents on adaptation at NBI business event

Dr Katharine Vincent was a member of the expert panel and presented on adaptation at a National Business Initiative business seminar held today in Johannesburg.  The event, organised as part of the preparation for COP-17, with support from the British High Commission and AngloGold Ashanti, had the theme “Adaptation: Building resilience and exploring opportunities in the face of climate change risks”.  Dr Sylvester Mpandeli of the Department of Environmental Affairs was the keynote speaker, presenting South Africa’s position on adaptation and the latest status of UNFCCC negotiations, based on last week’s meeting in Panama City.  In addition to Katharine, the expert panel comprised Mandy Rambharos from Eskom, and Justin Smith from Woolworths.