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Cities and Climate Change: Seminar 1

24 April, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm SAST

The first seminar in the academic seminar series on Cities and Climate Change reflects on the recent international conference on cities and climate change, the first of its kind convened by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Through a panel discussion between representatives from the City of Cape Town, the African Centre for Cities, UCT’s Climate System Analysis Group and the African Climate and Development Initiative, who all participated in the conference, we will draw out key themes and debates surfacing within the climate change and cities field internationally, as well as reflect on any notable silences or gaps. We will also share a snapshot of what inputs we offered to the international science and policy community concerned with cities and climate change. This will establish the main contours of the climate change and cities research space, framing the three subsequent seminars in the series.



  • Victor Indasi, climate science post doc, Climate System Analysis Group (CSAG)
  • Amy Davison, Head of Environmental Strategy Implementation, City of Cape Town
  • Alice McClure, FRACTAL coordinator, Climate System Analysis Group
  • Lorena Pasquini, risk governance research fellow, African Climate and Development Institute

Anna Taylor, urban geography post doc, ACC & CSAG


24 April, 2018
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm SAST
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Studio 1
Environmental and Geographical Sciences Building, Upper Campus, UCT
Cape Town, South Africa
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