Friday, December 9, 2011

Cities sign climate change adaptation charter

Brindaveni Naidoo in Creamer Media's Engineering News (South Africa): The 'Durban Adaptation Charter for Local Governments', which was signed by more than 100 cities from around the world this week, stressed the need for mainstream climate change adaptation as a key informant of all local government development planning.

eThekwini municipality mayor James Nxumalo said achieving an agreement on the charter was significant in the international climate negotiations under way in Durban.

“The world’s urban population is growing rapidly and cities need to place adaptation at the core of their future urban development strategies and climate change response plans. Globally, local governments play a strategic role in addressing climate change because of their direct responsibilities in delivering services to communities.”

He added that cities have also been able to demonstrate leadership and innovation in finding solutions to the impacts of climate change. “This charter will take local government forward in a partnership to deal with the many ecological, social and economic impacts that face cities around the world as a result of climate change.” ....

The "cities" plate of an Iranian astrolabe, shot by Jacopo188, Wikimedia Commons, under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

1 comment:

@johnnordgren said...

This is great news, but where is the list of signatories??