Whatever the politicians may or may not do at the Durban Climate Change Summit, people around the world are already out there dealing with the existing impacts of climate change.
IUCN's Dr Kenneth Angu Angu is working with the likes of USAID and the Central Africa Regional Programme for the Environment to lay the groundwork across the Congo Basin for meaningful participation in Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+).
Working from the local to the national level the project is setting out to strengthen national and regional non-governmental organisation to push for regulatory and policy reforms that promote REDD+ and respect indigenous people's rights. Dr Angu Angu told us more about what he's doing.
Already the practical benefits can be seen filtering through to the communities. Dr Angu Angu explains.
But what would Dr Angu Angu like to see coming out of the Durban meeting that supports his work on the ground?