Can adaptation to a changing climate also enhance local and provincial economies, thereby creating jobs and new avenues for private sector investment? When adapting to climate change, how can the affected and neighbouring communities be taken on board and motivated to buy into the concept? While these questions are not typical when developing local adaptation projects, they have played a major role in strategically designing the Transformative River Management Programme (TRMP) in eThekwini Municipality (Durban), which the CFF is supporting through a Senior Project Advisor based in the city for a period of 2.5 years.
Cities around the world are taking advantage of the ever more accessible and affordable renewable energy options coming onto the market. In this context, the city of Curitiba in Brazil acts as an example of how to deliver clean cheap energy for the city, while reducing its dependence on the grid.
Given limited resources, it is essential for cities to be able to prioritise the development of high impact projects. However many cities struggle to easily quantify the environmental, social and health benefits that these projects bring.
Tshwane, South Africa, wants to encourage walking and cycling among its residents. Michael Kihato from C40 Cities Finance Facility outlines challenges and solutions in one of the country’s three capitals.
As part of the three Mexican cities receiving support from the C40 Cities Finance Facility, Monterrey has the opportunity to pioneer in the shift to zero-emission technologies in public transport in Mexico, and provide an example to other cities in the country and in Latin America in sustainable mobility actions to reduce air pollution.