Dr Meggan Spires manages the climate change adaptation and biodiversity workstream at ICLEI Africa. Prior to joining ICLEI Africa she worked as a Climate Protection Scientist and Specialist Climate Change Consultant at eThekwini Municipality, where she was involved in the planning and implementation of the eThekwini Municipal Climate Protection Programme. Meggan holds a PhD in Environmental Science from Rhodes University. The focus of her research was on investigating the barriers to and enablers of municipal planned climate change adaptation. Meggan is driven to improve the way municipalities do business, which includes considering the implications that climate change is having and will have on their ability to fulfill their mandates and deliver services.