Dur­ban Cli­mate Change Strat­egy

Public Sector Manager - - Feature -

Fol­low­ing the host­ing of the COP17 con­fer­ence in

2011 the city de­vel­oped a cli­mate adap­ta­tion and mit­i­ga­tion strat­egy. By firstly ac­knowl­edg­ing that we live in a world with fi­nite and di­min­ish­ing re­sources,

Dur­ban needed to con­vert to a low car­bon, green econ­omy.

The DCCS pri­ori­tised the sus­tain­able devel­op­ment shaped by the devel­op­ment chal­lenges faced by the ma­jor­ity of the city's res­i­dents.The fi­nal strat­egy iden­ti­fied six flag­ship pro­grammes with smaller projects.

The city has de­vel­oped a strong re­search ca­pa­bil­ity which re­ports an­nu­ally on progress of its pro­grammes. It al­lows the city to re­vise and up­date the DCCS based on the out­comes of im­ple­men­ta­tion ef­forts and in­creas­ing knowl­edge of the im­pli­ca­tions of cli­mate change.

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