chapter  1
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The Challenge of Climate Change from a Developing Country

We live in interesting and very challenging times. Governments have to really start taking decisions for the long term if we are to survive this century in any meaningful way.

In this chapter, I want to first look at what needs to be addressed internationally – the recommendations at the Hokkaido G8 Summit in 2008 from what has been termed the G5 (Brazil, China, India, Mexico and South Africa) – and then how South Africa is trying to lead by example.