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Cities from across the world make historic commitment to climate adaptation action

Cities from across the world make historic commitment to climate adaptation action

Cities from across the world make historic commitment to climate adaptation action History was made as 114 mayors and other elected local leaders representing over 950 local governments from around the world, came together in the signing of the Durban Adaptation Charter, a political commitment to strengthen local resilience to climate change. The event, entitled the Durban Local Government Convention: adapting to a changing climate – towardsCOP17/ CMP7 and beyond, ran in parallel to the UNFCCC COP17/CMP7 and drew over 700 delegates to theeThekwini City Hall, from 2-4 December. The Durban Local Government Convention was organised by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, the South African Department of Environmental Affairs, South AfricanLocal Government Association (SALGA), South African Cities Network (SACN) and eThekwini Municipality. After intense deliberations i...

Full article: http://www.iclei.org/index.php?id=12546

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