Monday, December 07, 2009

Zuma to attend part of Copenhagen talks

Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma will attend part of the UN convention on climate change in Copenhagen this month.

Presidential spokesman Vincent Magwenya said last night that Zuma would attend the heads of state and government segment of the United Nations summit on Thursday and Friday next week.

Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Buyelwa Sonjica and International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoane-Mashabane will accompany him.

Magwenya said that in SA the major contributor to greenhouse gas emission was the energy sector.

“However, the issue for developing countries like ours is not merely about addressing our greenhouse gas emissions but also about energy security and energy access as well.”

Zuma will also visit Zambia from today to Wednesday, accompanied by a wife, several ministers and a business delegation, the presidency said.

A business delegation representing 60 companies from a wide range of sectors will also accompany Zuma.

He will hold talks with President Rupiah Banda.

5 Opinion(s):

Anonymous said...

"Please YT, may we have some more?"

Exzanian said...

Kid:
Ma, when we all go to Johnnies birthday party do we really have to take along our disabled sis?
Mom:
Yes you have to, she needs to feel that she too is part of normal life and is normal like the rest of us.

Anonymous said...

Your slagging off the disabled is psychotic Exanian. Shame.

Vanilla Ice said...

@Anon. I am sure you have the ability to contextualise, or do you subscribe to the "developmentally delayed" doctrine?

Anonymous said...

SA to cut 30% CO2 but needs more money i.e. foreign aid. Someone asked (in Finnish, so the link to the discussion here is pointless) that “how the hell SA can be a developing country and receive foreign aid – When did SA become a developing country? It is much richer country than Finland”. (Most of the people there do not know the fact the Nordic countries donate big sums to SA every year). In the same thread someone answered: “SA became a developing country 5 years after Apartheid”. – And I think, that is the best and the most correct answer I have ever heard/read.
I hope nobody believes the SA pledge to cut emissions and actually give more aid money. The emissions will be cut in a natural way anyway. In 10/15 years time SA will be a new Zim and even more developing country with not much industry. Only shit and fart left and hungry blacks.
Anyway, the Global Warming is the biggest scam in the history, buts that’s another issue.

- buuri -