A dramatic transformation of the global economic model will be necessary if the world truly wants to tackle the problem of climate change, a top UN envoy told AFP on Friday.
The KZN government says national government needs to begin to address the threat of climate change and work towards ensuring the safety of the nation.
COPE leader Mosiuoa Lekota has visited families that have been left destitute by the recent floods that ravaged the eThekwini Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal.
The oil industry, under mounting pressure from environmental activists to react more quickly to counter climate change, has begun to adapt its strategy but is struggling to convince critics it is doing enough.
As South Africa begins to feel the real impact of climate change, experts have warned that it is vital to get insurance to mitigate the losses suffered during extreme weather.