Towards a Low Carbon City: Focus on Durban

Project details

Funding body: eThekwini Municipality.

Collaborator: Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf).

Dates: 2009 - 2011.

Project summary

Climate change mitigation and adaptation opportunities for the city of Durban in transitioning to a low carbon city were the focus of a consensus study commissioned by the eThekwini Municipality and completed by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf).

The report provides 12 key strategic recommendations, as well as sector-specific recommendations, which Durban needs to address in order to transition to a low carbon city. While focusing on Durban, the recommendations are generally applicable to cities in developing countries and can be used as a guideline for local governments in other cities.

Professor Jim Longhurst was the only UK invited member of the eight member project panel.

For more details, please email Professor Jim Longhurst.

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