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Wednesday, 18th November at 19h30:
“Aktion Sonnenstern” is Hitradio Namibia’s annual charity drive. Have a Heart by Reinhard Redecker.
For the first time in 2015 four Namibian nature conservation organizations will be supported. Hitradio Namibia, together with the Namibia Scientific Society, offers the third event of the fundraising drive (01.12. – 24.12.2015).
Thursday, 19th November at 19h30:
Namibia Scientific Society and Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre FNCC offer a public talk by Prof Dr. Oliver Ruppel about the upcoming COP21 climate summit in Paris:
COP21 in December 2015 – what is at stake in Paris from an African Perspective?
The international political response to climate change began at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, where the ‘Rio Convention’ included the adoption of the UN Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This convention set out a framework for action aimed at stabilizing atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases (GHGs) to avoid “dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.” The UNFCCC which entered into force on 21 March 1994 now has a near-universal membership of 195 parties. The main objective of the annual Conference of Parties (COP) is to review the Convention’s implementation.
The first COP took place in Berlin in 1995 and significant meetings since then have included COP3 where the Kyoto Protocol was adopted, COP11 where the Montreal Action Plan was produced, COP15 in Copenhagen where an agreement to success Kyoto Protocol was unfortunately not realized and COP17 in Durban where the Green Climate Fund was created. In 2015 COP21, also known as the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, will, for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations,
aim to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C.
France will play a leading international role in hosting this seminal conference, and COP21 will be one of the largest international conferences ever held in the country. The conference is expected to attract close to 50,000 participants including 25,000 official delegates from government, intergovernmental organizations, UN agencies, NGOs and civil society.
Prof. Dr. Oliver C. Ruppel (LLB Hons, LLM, MM, LLD) is Professor of Law at Stellenbosch University and the Director of the Development and Rule of Law Programme (DROP). He also lectures as a Professor Extraordinaire at various institutions around the world.
The presentation is in English.
All events are open for public – everyone welcome! Venue is Namibia Scientific Society, Robert Mugabe Ave 110, opposite National Theatre. Safe parking in yard – Love street entrance.
Please note: The opinions expressed during any presentations, films or events are not necessarily in accord with ours.