UCCRN signs MOU with Durban Adaptation Charter to provide climate science knowledge to local governments

by | July 20, 2014
Category: News

UCCRN is proud to announce that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the eThekwini Municipality in Durban, South Africa regarding the implementation of the Durban Adaptation Charter. This collaborative research partnership is aimed at understanding and combating urban climate change impacts. UCCRN will serve as a key science knowledge provider for the DAC signatories.

The Durban Adaptation Charter commits local governments to local climate action in their jurisdiction that will assist their communities to respond to and cope with climate change risks thereby reducing vulnerability. Launched in 2011, the charter has 114 signatories, representing 950 local government organizations from 27 countries.

UCCRN will provide demand-responsive, time-sensitive research to enhance city action on climate change with a particular emphasis on bridging the gap between leading and lagging cities, promoting the rapid dissemination of best practices to city stakeholders and decision-makers.

For more information on the Durban Adaptation Charter, click here.

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