Cities are responsible for over 70% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Yet cities can also do a lot to mitigate climate change and help people adapt to its impacts, writes Doctoral Researcher in the Faculty of Law at South Africa’s North-West University, Rongedzayi Fambasayi. In an article published on The Conversation, and which you can read in full on the News Blog page of the Future Media website, he argues that cities are empowered by national and local laws to govern on issues concerning children and in climate-related areas. Thus, they can plan and deliver what’s needed to address local climate challenges better than Central, or National Governments can.