November/December 2011 saw Durban play host to the high-level UNFCCC climate change negotiations. Following two weeks of intensive discussion, aimed at building on the Cancun outcomes, the early hours of Sunday morning saw an agreement reached – the Durban Platform. As delegates from around the world packed their bags, speculation continued on what this actually meant for the future of the climate change regime. On the one hand there were positive comments on the continuation of the multilateral process, and on the other, that not enough had been done to highlight the urgency of the global situation. Following COP17, The Institute for Global Dialogue saw a need to host a workshop that will reflect on the outcomes and implications of what was agreed at Durban and how it is perceived by key stakeholders within the South Africa context.