Cities are on the front line
H.E. Lorna Eden, Assistant Minister for Local Government, Housing and Environment, Fiji, COP Presidency spoke the undeniable truth – climate change affects us all. All countries and every level government need to have the tools to meet their NDCs.
Cities experience climate change first hands and local and regional governments are closest to the people. If cities don’t 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.