Join the debate: How can local climate and energy action fight inequality?

Posted on : 7 June 2019

At first glance, climate change and inequality might seem like two separate issues. And yet, when you look at how certain urban areas are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, the link with inequality becomes obvious.

Join our debate on local climate and energy action to fight inequalities in Sub-Saharan Africa in Brussels, Belgium, during the European Development Days on 18 June.

Discover how African local governments, such as the city of Dakar, in Senegal, or Kasese, In Uganda, are taking effective climate action to fight inequality.

Come and share your views with representatives from cities, institutions and NGOs:

  • Etienne Coyette, Head of Sector Climate Change, Unit Sustainable Energy and Climate Change, DG DEVCO, European Commission (Introduction & Moderation)
  • Rokhaya Ndeye Sarr, City of Dakar, Senegal
  • Philip Anthony Emenyu, City of Kasese, Uganda
  • Carin Jämtin, Director General of Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)

This debate is organised by the Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa and the UN Capital Development Fund.

Mr Agbote Yawo, Deputy Coordinator of the EU funded project in Tsevie hands over fuel efficient stove to a beneficiary in Lom-nava community (Photo: Jude Fuhnwi/Tsevie)