The global climate crisis has become one of the major obstacles to the world’s sustainable development, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. In fact, vulnerable communities and people are bearing the worst consequences of climate variability and change, albeit they have contributed least to the crisis. Yet, if empowered and given a voice, they can be a decisive part of the solution. Local governments are in a unique position to promote climate change adaptation and mitigation and build resilient communities. This session aims to share knowledge of the role of decentralization and local governments in climate efforts, financing for local climate action and measuring local climate financing in Sub-Saharan Africa. It will bring together practitioners in this field to showcase how decentralization and financing contribute to local climate adaptation and mitigation through innovative, systematic approaches and country examples.
(This webinar session is co-hosted by UNCDF).
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