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Durban Resilience Initiatives - Making Cities Resilience 2030 Programme - Sean O’Donoghue –

3 Jun 2021

• Global biodiversity hotspot • High prevalence of HIV/Aids • Housing backlog: 387 000 units • Human Development Index = 0.67 • Unemployment (pre-Covid) = 18% • Governance Projected changes in Durban • Annual temperature increases likely to be twice the global average (3.0⁰C to 5.0⁰C by 2100). [...] DCCS Sub-Committee: implementation of DCCS through DCCS dashboard; reporting to DCCS TTT Research DCCS Secretariat: support for the TTT and sub- committee, management of M&E and Research, • To international platforms to advise IPCC global stock take liaison with political committee secretariat and • To national platform to fulfil nationally determined feedback to DMAF contributions within UNFCCC •. [...] The starting point: EThekwini Municipality’s Sihlanzimvelo Programme • Addressing erosion and flooding issues linked to stormwater discharge Note: Procurement • Improving environmental health (waste, vector-borne disease etc) challenges are • Monitoring of sewer blockages and other infrastructure issues currently delaying • Improvement of biodiversity (removal of invasive alien plants) the next ph. [...] This now has CPD registration and work is underway with EMA to expand Other • Strengthening of funder networks• Learning exchanges with neighbouring Outputs municipalities, some of whom have now secured their own support for similar work • Learning exchanges with African cities: Mombasa TRMP is emerging from DAC peer to peer learning; Harare is planning a TRMP as part of the EPIC Africa Network •. [...] • Implemented through several research programmes • 4 South African Research Chairs Initiative Chairs • Leveraging the partnership to grow research • Establishment of a centre of biodiversity and global change - CoP BRICS Coastal Adaptation • Urban Climate Change Research Network – Durban Knowledge Hub NRF - COP CRR – P2 GEC – P1 GEC – P2 GEC – P3 IPCC SROCC EPIC EPIC full pilot 2012 2013 2014 201.


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