Deborah Roberts on Durban’s climate action initiatives

Dr. Deborah Roberts from the Environmental Planning and Climate Protection Department for the eThekwini Municipality in Durban, South Africa discusses Durban’s outlook on climate change action. She explains how Durban’s focus is more on adaptation than mitigation due to need and the process is sporadic and based on a learning-by-doing basis. Also addressed her perceived need for mandate and constitutional change. She closes with a statement of her hopes for the conference.

Interviewed by Maggie Rees on November 28, 2011, COP 17, Durban, South Africa