Biography

Debra Roberts founded and heads the Environmental Planning and Climate Protection Department of eThekwini Municipality, Durban, South Africa. Her key responsibilities in this post include overseeing the planning and protection of the city’s biodiversity and natural resource base, directing and developing the municipality’s Climate Protection Programme, and ensuring that biodiversity and climate change considerations influence all aspects of planning and development in the city.

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Conscious that unsustainable patterns of production and consumption can impede sustainable development, and recognizing the need for a more inclusive, equitable and balanced approach to economic growth that promotes sustainable development, poverty eradication, happiness and well-being of all peoples. −United Nations General Assembly, …

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