Skip to main content

Editorial comment

Happy New Year! All of us here at Hydrocarbon Engineering hope you enjoyed the festive season. 2011 was a turbulent year, but I’m glad to say that COP17, which was held in Durban, South Africa from 29th November – 9th December, ended the year on a more positive note for those fighting for a greener and cleaner future, as there were unexpected and surprising conclusions. It can be said that talks didn’t start off on the best foot as Ban Ki-Moon, UN General Secretary, said ‘we must be realistic about expectations for a breakthrough’ and warned that in these troubling economic times, a successful global climate treaty could be ‘beyond our reach’. 


Register for a free trial »
Get started absolutely FREE in 2 minutes, no credit card required.


Happy New Year! All of us here at Hydrocarbon Engineering hope you enjoyed the festive season. 2011 was a turbulent year, but I’m glad to say that COP17, which was held in Durban, South Africa from 29th November – 9th December, ended the year on a more positive note for those fighting for a greener and cleaner future, as there were unexpected and surprising conclusions. It can be said that talks didn’t start off on the best foot as Ban Ki-Moon, UN General Secretary, said ‘we must be realistic about expectations for a breakthrough’ and warned that in these troubling economic times, a successful global climate treaty could be ‘beyond our reach’.