Thursday, 27 October 2011


PACJA to Participate in October 28 Durban Community Climate Change Summit
-Nairobi, October 22, 2011

PACJA’s Noah Zimba is scheduled to be part of a panel on climate change taking place on October 28, 2011 in Room L2, Memorial Tower Building, University of Kwa Zulu Natal in Durban , South Africa. The event takes place from 7 to 9 pm.
Other co-discussants on the panel include Patrick Bond from the Centre of Civil Society, UKZN and his colleagues Thando Manzi, Dudu Khumalo, Orlean Naidoo and Molefi Ndlovu.
This summit is part of the Harold Wolpe Memorial Lecture series.
The theme of the evening will be to link the broader climate change debate to the concrete and specific local issues like protecting people and beaches against e.coli floods, reconnecting electricity after devastating price hikes; creating “climate jobs”; demanding renewable energy, fending off South Durban fossil fuel attacks, confronting the carbon traders and contesting the so called “carbon debt”; halting Durban off shore oil drillers among other socio-economic concerns.

The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance through Noah Zimba, will be talking about COP 17 and the relevance of the United Nations from an African continental perspective.
This Harold Wolpe lecture functions supported financially by the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation and the National Lottery is one of the lead up events leading up to the COP 17 Summit also taking place in Durban from 28 November to the 9th December 2011.

By Onyango Oloo

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