UNEP and ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability organised the first-ever African Cities Symposium on Climate Change. Delegates at the event were informed that while Africa only produced about 3.6 percent of global emissions, the continent would bear the brunt of disasters from climate change. Discussions at the session included climate change projections for Africa, local government strategies to help mitigate against and adapt to the impacts of climate change, as well as international climate change negotiations and their implications for the continent.
The outcome of the session will be presented as the African cities’ input to the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference in Nairobi in November this year.
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- Speeches and presentations:
- Prof. L.A. Ogallo,
IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC)
- Peerke de Bakker,
Division of Coordination of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), UNEP
- Mayor Amos Masondo, Executive Mayor of Johannesburg,
Chairman of the South African Local Government Association (SALGA)
- Flora Mokgohloa,
Director, Environmental Planning and Management, City of Johannesburg
- Ron Sims,
Executive of King County, Washington, USA