Archived news from ICLEI Africa

01.12.2017

ICLEI Africa expands its work on sustainable river management in Africa

Africa is the world’s most rapidly urbanising continent, with some estimates predicting a 700% increase in urban land cover between 2000 and 2030(1). The infrastructural and service delivery demands of such rapid expansion are significant. These overlay existing challenges relating to governance, poverty and inequality(2), and place further strain on urban natural assets(3), many of which are provided by rivers and their associated ecosystems....


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24.11.2017

Africa in the spotlight at COP23

ICLEI Africa hosted Africa Day at the Cities and Regions Pavilion at COP23 on 9 November 2017. This included three Africa-focused sessions organised in partnership with other organisations, to provide the opportunity to raise concerns around climate change in Africa.The first session was hosted in partnership with the South African Local Government Association (SALGA), focusing on what African local governments are doing to contribute to their...


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17.11.2017

Listen to Mayor Solly Msimanaga on Deutsche Welle radio

Mayor Solly Msimanga talks climate challenges and chances in Tshwane here.


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17.11.2017

African leaders at COP23

Please click on the images to the right to view African leaders at COP23.


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13.11.2017

Cities and regions come to COP23, adopt the Bonn-Fiji Commitment

Local and regional leaders from around the world have issued the Bonn-Fiji Commitment of Local and Regional Leaders to Deliver the Paris Agreement at All Levels, a pledge that signals their commitment to bring forward a critical shift in global development.On 12 November 2017, at COP23, the 23rd United Nations Climate Change Conference, the hundreds of local and regional leaders at the Climate Summit of Local and Regional Leaders adopted the...


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13.11.2017

Cllr Solly Msimanga's address to COP23 Africa Day delegation

Fellow Excellences, Mayors of African Capital CitiesFellow Mayors of Local AuthoritiesClimate Change Leaders Members of the mediaLadies and Gentlemen It is an honour to be on this podium addressing this distinguished audience on a subject close to my heart. I am an African from Africa and my continent is hurting. However, I am not standing here today seeking charity or sympathy but rather coming with a story of agency and hope. My message is...


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06.11.2017

City of Tshwane produces Climate Response Plan

The City of Tshwane's sustainability journey has grown considerably since the signing of the Compact of Mayors, launched at the 2014 United Nations Climate Summit. The effects of climate change are already being experienced in the City, with temperature increases higher than the global average, changes in rainfall patterns and extreme weather events. The City of Tshwane is concerned for its vulnerable residents who bear the brunt of climate...


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