The 6th Congress of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders is in its fourth day in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.
Representatives from the world of local and regional governments have come together to "define the global agenda of cities and regions for the coming years and to develop inputs for the upcoming international processes".
Africa State of Mind host Lee Kasumba is attending the event, where former South African first lady and University of Cape Town (UCT) chancellor Graça Machel delivered a talk during the launch of an initiative called "Plant Trees, Not Bombs'.
It is a collaborative effort in order to get people to plant a lot more trees so that we can try and reverse the effects of climate change and prevent any further advancement of climate change for future generations as a whole.— Lee Kasumba, Host - Africa State of Mind
They are trying to plant 75-million trees by 2030 but mam' Graca Machel says she feels that is the very least that we can do, so she was pushing for more from a global perspective.— Lee Kasumba, Host - Africa State of Mind
She highlighted how KZN is also experiencing heavy storms, so she said that we definitely have to pay attention to what is going on with climate change.— Lee Kasumba, Host - Africa State of Mind
She said that if mayors from cities from around the world were to get citizens actively involved in this initiative, we could help change the effects of climate change.— Lee Kasumba, Host - Africa State of Mind
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