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23 Dec 2007 06:47
The resolution on climate change adopted in Polokwane by the African National Congress is a critical milestone that should be applauded, Marthinus van Schalkwyk, Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, said on Sunday.
“As a progressive force that understands that climate change effects poorest communities the most, the governing party has unambiguously signaled it resolve to seriously and urgently address the challenge of climate change in government,” the minister said.
“The resolution commits us to far-reaching and decisive policy responses and strengthens the mandate of government to take the tough decisions that will be required.”
The minister said that elements of the resolution that could find application in government policy in the short term, include:
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