UN-HABITAT Hosts Meeting of African Mayors on Climate

 Mayors of Major African Cities Voice Concerns Over Climate Change

27 February 2009: UN-HABITAT hosted the Regional Conference of Mayors of Capital Cities of Africa from 26-27 February 2009, in Nairobi, Kenya.

Focusing on African cities and climate change, the conference included discussions on: sea-level rise in coastal cities; flooding; regional collaboration; access to basic services; finance; and additional urban problems that can inhibit adaptation. Participants stressed that, despite their relatively small contribution to the causes of climate change, African cities are suffering severely from this phenomenon. [UNEP Press Release]