Earth Hour City Challenge 2015-2016

After successfully supporting 6 eligible South African cities to take part in the Earth Hour City Challenge 2013-2014, as well as Tanzanian local governments in 2014-2015, ICLEI Africa is extending this year's competition to local governments in Rwanda. Participating cities report their actions, commitments and performance to the carbonn Climate Registry (cCR). Capacity building initiatives and marketing materials are also made available to participating cities in the region to further their sustainability initiatives.

Dates: 2015-2016
Funded by: WWF
Beneficiary local governments: City of Johannesburg, City of Tshwane, Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, City of Cape Town, KwaDukuza, George, Moshi, Arusha, Nyarugenge, Nyagatare, Musanze





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Earth Hour City Challenge 2014

JOURNEYS TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY – CITY OF CAPE TOWN The City of Cape Town’s progress towards sustainability is based on a participatory approach, which brings together local businesses, residents and NGOs.



KwaDukuza Municipality well on track to an integrated low-carbon development vision

In an innovative future scenario planning process, KwaDukuza Municipality and key stakeholders came together to create a low-carbon development vision for the area’s future growth and development.



People of KwaDukuza vision a low emission future for their Municipality

Last week, workshop participants from KwaDukuza Municipality mapped out four possible low-emission development futures for the area.



Urban-LEDS municipalities attend “low-carbon human settlements” training @ LOCS 2013

Five of the seven South African Urban-LEDS project municipalities enjoyed an interactive half day training session to explore how to take an integrated approach to promoting low-carbon development in the built environment.



South African Urban-LEDS National Project Advisory Group meets for the first time

The first National Project Advisory Group (PAG) meeting in South Africa took place recently, providing an opportunity for expert stakeholders from across South Africa to hear about project progress and provide advice for effective further implementation.



ICLEI Africa delivers low-carbon training workshop with Steve Tshwete Municipality

Includes peer-to-peer exchange with the newly crowned greenest metro in South Africa: Ekurhuleni Municipality.



Urban-LEDS project Municipalities build their capacity

ICLEI Africa, through the Urban-LEDS project, recently supported seven municipalities in South Africa to attend a week-long training at the University of Cape Town to build their skills, knowledge and capacity.


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