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A Logical Framework for Climate Leadership

October 2011 – An opinion piece by Mike Brown, Chief Executive, Nedbank Group; Mark Cutifani, Chief Executive, AngloGold Ashanti. Both are members of the South African Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change. The UN climate change negotiations that South Africa is soon to host (28 November to 9 December in Durban) can seem rather confusing. They cover very complex political and scientific territory on which international negotiators have been trying for no less than 17 years to reach agreement.

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The primary challenge of the UN climate negotiations is to come up with a globally fair, ambitious and binding agreement to reduce man-made greenhouse gas emissions and thereby avoid condemning future generations to dangerous and potentially catastrophic levels of climate change. Despite the complexity we think it is possible and important to simplify the climate policy landscape.

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Published: October 2011