Archived news from ICLEI Africa

06.12.2019

African mayors gather to explore solutions to urban challenges and exchange learnings

The first Reflecting Cities knowledge exchange brought together four African cities to grapple with their most pronounced urban challenges: transport, waste and urban greenery. With guidance from the ICLEI Africa team and local experts, they made the first steps in finding solutions that truly fit.


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15.10.2019

Bringing nature back into cities: How Tanzania is prioritising nature in a time of concrete, bricks and cement.

The National Government of Tanzania is moving towards taking formal steps to protect and enhance nature in cities as they expand to accommodate their mushrooming populations. ICLEI Africa is assisting to facilitate the process to ensure nature is prioritised and effectively integrated in the country’s planning processes.


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14.10.2019

IFWEN updates: Exploring innovation

How do we improve the productivity and co-benefits across food, water and energy sectors, and how can we use nature’s benefits to do this, while restoring nature in the process?


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23.09.2019

Thin plastics banned, nature prioritised and bat habitat mapped: How our UNA Rivers Project is influencing policy in Malawi

In a time when our cities are bursting at the seams, we need deep, systemic change to build climate resilient cities through preserving our urban nature – laws and policies that embed nature in city planning. Changing policy is a slow, uphill journey, which makes our recent influence in Malawi all the more significant.


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23.09.2019

The KZN Climate Change Summit: No talk shop here

 The province of KwaZulu-Natal felt the impact of climate change acutely this year. In April, 71 people died and thousands were displaced following severe flooding. Premier Sihle Zikalala acknowledges that climate change is partially responsible for the severity of the floods. He also noted the annual sardine run – an iconic and internationally renowned natural event for the province – is also tangibly affected by climate change. In an...


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13.09.2019

ICLEI Africa is progressing the continent’s climate change agenda: Climate reporting achievements from seven African cities

ICLEI Africa has been providing climate change technical support to African cities for decades. One area of support is helping cities report on their climate change progress and actions. An example from 2019 is that we assisted seven African cities in achieving significant climate reporting milestones. If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.


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09.09.2019

Unravelling the complexities: co-producing climate solutions for African cities

In a world where significant environmental changes are affecting global communities, researchers are challenging the view that science is superior to local knowledge and acknowledging with respect and care, the lived experience of those dealing with the impacts of climate change. These transformative ways of learning invite all who call a city home to co-produce practical interventions that can truly enhance resilience in their cities. This is...


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