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LIVE NOW: Interview with UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon. Click play below or follow the YouTube link.

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Africa Roars for climate justice! Today in Durban, thousands of young people formed a giant human banner in the shape of a lion's head to call for urgent action on climate change. Let’s hope politicians hear this powerful message and reach a decisive agreement at COP17!

© Shayne Robinson / Greenpeace
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Thanks for sharing this amazing exhibition +Garth Meyer
In general the world's rapidly growing population and industrialization has lead to soil erosion, declining soil fertility, deforestation, desertification, water pollution, and loss of bio diversity. War, poor governance, and corruption are all adding to the environmental destruction.

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The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance take questions at #COP17

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South Africa gave the first briefing at #COP17 this morning.

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You can watch the video here: Wangari Maathai Tribute Film
"People do not know, how much they depend, on the survival of this ecosystem. So when people say they want to come in and cultivate, or they want to come in and grow commercial plantations, i know that they're digging their own graves"
Wangari Maathai

Watch this great video commemorating the life and work of Wangari Maathai - Peaceful protest through treeplanting, founding the Green Belt Movement, and the first African woman to be presented with the Nobel Peace Prize - with words from her daughter Wanjira Mathai, Kumi Naidoo of +Greenpeace International President of Liberia & Novel Peace prize winner Ellen Johnson Surleaf, Gordon Brown, Bill Clinton, Mary Robinson, Al Gore, and the people most effected; women working at the grass roots level.

LIVE NOW: Special #COP17 briefing by the UN Secretary General at youtube.com/sabc

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The BASIC countries (Brazil, South Africa, India, China) update the press and public at #COP17 Climate Change Summit today.
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