06.08.2013

South African cities challenged to lead the world on climate change

WWF-SA and ICLEI Africa have officially launched the 2013-14 Earth Hour City Challenge in South Africa.

For the first time, South African municipalities will compete with cities around the world for the title of Global Earth Hour Capital by registering their data on the carbonn Cities Climate Registry, an internationally recognised reporting platform managed by ICLEI.

The challenge builds on WWF’s Earth Hour campaign, which asks citizens across the world to switch off their lights for an hour in support of global efforts against climate change. The EHCC asks cities to take Earth Hour beyond the hour by demonstrating their plans and actions for low carbon development and for increasing the use of sustainable renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions in the future.

ICLEI Africa will be encouraging the 6 eligible municipalities to take part and over the course of the next two months will support them to register their actions and enter the competition.

Read the full press release

Find out more about the cCCR

To find out if your municipality qualifies to enter the challenge, contact ICLEI Africa at iclei-africa@iclei.org 


 
 
 
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