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As world leaders struggle to reach agreement at the COP17 negotiations, the COP17 civil society committee (C17) is issuing a rallying call to all South Africans to join civil society, organised labour, faith-based organisations, artists and musicians in a peaceful march through Durban on Saturday 3rd December.

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2011-12-01T141157Z 646430050 GM1E7C11PPC01 RTRMADP 3 SAFRICADURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA, Dec. 1, 2011 – Today 163 civil society organisations from 39 countries released a letter exposing an attempt led by the US, the UK and Japan to turn the Green Climate Fund into a "Greedy Corporate Fund" at UN climate talks in South Africa. [1]

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Civil society organizations from different countries and regions gathered at the "Speakers' Corner" near the International Convention Center to demand that governments in the climate talks renew binding agreements for developed countries and commit to ambitious targets for "deep and drastic GHG emissions cuts" immediately.

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for website 1MANILA, Philippines – Days before the 17th Conference of Parties (COP17) and the 7th Meeting of Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP7) in Durban, South Africa, around 800 activists here massed in front of the United States embassy protesting US officials' attempts to railroad climate talks and demand accountability from the world's industrialized countries for causing the climate crisis with their excessive greenhouse gas emissions.

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sasf rallyToday, in a rally held in Dhaka University, South Asian civil society leaders demanded compensation for countries affected by climate change from rich nations responsible for climate change. They also demanded that the World Bank not have any role in climate funds. They also urged South Asian leaders to establish a People's South Asia.