Local action vital, to ensure global warming goal is met

Residential flats in Istanbul, Turkey. Photo: UN-Habitat

Local climate action is vital to ensure that the goal of keeping global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius is met.

That's the message from the COP21 climate change conference in Paris on Tuesday, which is focussing in part, on how cities and regions can play their part in keeping global warming to an acceptable level.

Delegates heard that local transportation, housing and waste management policies, could all play a significant role in reducing emissions.

Cristina Silveiro spoke to Dr Joan Clos, Executive Director of the UN Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, and asked him what the main role of cities should be in the context of COP21.

Duration: 4'27"

UN Radio Daily News Programme
UN Radio Daily News Programme
Updated at 1800 GMT, Monday to Friday
Loading the player ...

CONNECT

 

October 2017
M T W T F S S
« Sep    
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031