Durban Climate Change Strategy
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.