Written by Nichelle Lemmer
The eyes of the world will be on Durban in November and December, when more than 20 000 delegates from the global community, representing 190 nations, will come to the city for COP17. Durban plays host to the largest gathering of an international community that will discuss climate change. This is also the biggest conference ever to be held on the African continent. The discussions will take place at the International Convention Centre (ICC).
Dennis Dykes Nedbank’s chief economist
Nedbank’s chief economist, Dennis Dykes, is often invited to speak at conferences on the interaction between climate change, water management and environmental issues. 25º in Africa spoke to Dykes to find out more about his perspective on water management issues, acid-mine drainage, the planned carbon tax and the upcoming United Nations Conference of the Parties on climate change to find out how the financial sector is being affected by environmental issues in the country.