Plans by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation to accommodate the influx of Delegates to the 17th Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP17) in December 2011

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QUESTION NO: 1617 (NW1820E)

PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 18-2011 OF 17 JUNE 2011

MR IO DAVIDSON (DA) TO ASK THE MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION:

Whether her department has made any plans to accommodate the expected influx of thousands of delegates to the 17th Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP17) in December 2011; if not, why not; if so, what (a) plans and (b) are the further relevant details?

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The City of Durban was successful in its bid to host the 17th  Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and through its appointed travel agent, Thompsons Africa, has identified 20 000 beds within a 50 km / 1 hour drive radius from the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre and the Durban Exhibition Centre.  These are available at hotels, bed and breakfast establishments as well as hostels.

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