This year's Respond Magazine focuses on low-carbon business success stories from around the world. Despite a global recession the green economy is booming, with renewable technologies, energy efficiency and investment in innovation increasing wherever you look. Includes comments from UNFCCC executive secretary Christiana Figueres, COP18 President Al Attiyah, GCCA chief Kelly Rigg, Business Green Editor James Murray and IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri.
The key issues and priorities for the COP17 meeting in Durban were achieving a balance between the Bali Roadmap and operationalising the Cancun Agreements, as well as striking a balance between and within the Convention and the Kyoto Protocol negotiating tracks. In an effort to narrow and overcome the divide between developed and developing countries on the expected outcomes of Durban, South Africa has been promoting the sharing of views and ideas around climate change in the build-up to the negotiations.