Green Cities: Paris Climate Agreement

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    We have the power and know-how to transform our cities into green spaces, with clean transport and energy efficient buildings. UN Environment Programme Young Champion of the Earth Nzambi Matee explains how this can be done, guided by the Paris Climate Agreement. Nzambi is an engineer who has created her own company in Nairobi, Kenya, converting waste into plastic bricks. The future for our cities can be both bright and green. This is the second in the video explainer series Within Our Grasp.

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