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Looking back on the environment in 2012

Last year provided a wealth of meetings and conferences with minimal outcomes, while catastrophes continued to show how the climate is changing.

COP 18 talks go into extra time

The UN climate talks in Doha have yet to produce a deal the day after their scheduled close, with negotiators locked in a stand-off about funding.

What does it mean to be sustainable in a climate-changed world?

Adaptation is woefully lacking among South African businesses as the scale of climate change impact grows, writes Dr Alec Joubert.

COP 18 running out of time but left with many issues to resolve

COP 18 started with minimal expectations, but after 11 days of negotiations, the big issues are still to be resolved

Grim prospect of living in a world that’s 4C warmer

The World Bank has offered a sobering look at a world where temperatures are allowed to increase past the 4 degrees Celsius mark.

Basic countries push for extension of Kyoto Protocol

But several major signatories are refusing to expand emissions cuts when the agreement expires, writes Fiona Macleod.

Kyoto battlelines drawn at COP 18

Climate talks got down to the nitty-gritty in Doha as developing countries and the EU staked out rival positions on the fate of the Kyoto Protocol.

COP 18 – Critical but not spectacular

COP 18 comes with low expectations, but it is critical to put the nuts and bolts together for a global climate change agreement.

Climate change group charting universal agreement

According to the presidency of COP17, an ad hoc group will now work towards charting a new universal legal agreement on climate change.

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Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

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Security and Compliance Evolution in the Data Revolution

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