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SA to take part in UN climate summit

SA will take part in talks to mobilise political support for limiting the rise in global temperature.

FILE: President Jacob Zuma with UN Secretary General Ban Kin Moon in New York. Picture: GCIS

NEW YORK - South Africa will take part in the United Nations Climate Summit today, hosted by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

World leaders from UN member states, as well as role-players from the private and public sectors, will come together to mobilise political support for limiting the rise in global temperature.

Newly appointed UN Peace Messenger for Climate Change, Leonardo DiCaprio, together with Ban Ki-moon, will open the summit.

While it isn't part of the ongoing UN Framework Convention on Climate Change negotiations, it's hoped this summit with galvanise elective will for a global agreement by 2015 that limits the world to a less than two-degrees-Celsius rise in global temperature.

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