United Nations Environment Programme

Urban Environment Unit

World Urban Forum

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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