Post-COP17 Briefing

Reading time: 32 minutes
4 January 2012

COP17 took place in Durban, South Africa, from November 28 to December 9, 2011.

Download the full Post-COP17 Briefing, which marks the end of Damian Ryan our Senior Policy Manager's Durban coverage, and features key Durban outcomes and implications, as well as country perspectives from our global policy staff in Australia, China, Europe, India and the US.

Key Durban Outcomes include:

  • Establishment of a new negotiating process – the ‘Durban Platform’ – to agree a new, legally binding global climate deal by 2015, with entry into force by 2020
  • Extension of the Kyoto Protocol with agreement to a second commitment period from 2013 to either 2017 or 2020 (exact end date to be confirmed at COP18)
  • Operationalization of a range of new ‘Cancun’ institutions and processes, not least the new Green Climate Fund.
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