H.E. Lorna Eden, Assistant Minister for Local Government, Housing and Environment in Fiji spoke the undeniable truth: Climate change affects us all. All countries and every level government need to have the tools to meet national and global goals.
Cities experience climate change first hand and local and regional governments are closest to the people. If cities do not move to address the needs of vulnerable people who will? Cities need to lead but they also need the backing of national governments and financing.