UNEP Climate Action Issue Focuses on Africa and Sustainable Cities

7 December 2011: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has released the fifth edition of the Climate Action publication, intended to educate businesses, governments and NGOs on what they can do to reduce their carbon footprint and adapt to the impacts of climate change. This issue focuses on Africa and sustainable cities.

The 2011 edition was launched on the sidelines of the Durban Climate Change Conference. It features sections on: climate policy, governance and finance; Africa; steps to sustainability; cities of the future; and the road to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20).

Climate Action provides a platform for governments, industry, opinion leaders, academics and environmentalists to develop the business case for sustainable development by showcasing pathways and solutions. UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner stressed that the publication aims to contribute to the debate about the green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication, in preparation for Rio+20. [Remarks by UNEP Executive Director During Climate Action Event] [Publication: 2011 Edition of Climate Action] [Climate Action Programme Website]