Archived news from ICLEI Africa


2014 proving to be Africa’s ‘green’ year

This year proves to be a very green year in Africa, with the hosting of many top environmental events, from forums attracting international top figures to conferences that will tackle issues from energy to food.



New Water Regulatory Commission for Lagos State

On Monday, 13 January 2014, Governor of Lagos State H.E. Babatunde Raji Fashola inaugurated the new Lagos State Water Regulatory Commission. The Commission is charged with raising awareness of the importance of conserving and caring for the state’s water resources.



Momentous DAC signing ceremony by 120 African leaders

On the 31 November, 2013, a momentous signing ceremony for the Durban Adaptation Charter (DAC) for Local Governments took place at the Local Climate Solutions for Africa Congress (LOCS 2013) held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.



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.



Ecological infrastructure and water security dialogue

What is the role of ecological infrastructure in securing South Africa’s water future? How can nature help with the problems of water security, disaster risk reduction, rural development and job creation?



Statement from ICLEI BiodiverCities Advisory Committee on aligning biodiversity and climate change in local and subnational governments, towards UNFCCC COP 21

Based on discussions at the 5th ICLEI BiodiverCities Advisory Committee meeting, the themes emerging from the 2013 International BiodiverCities Conference, and the 2013 International Local Action for Biodiversity (LAB) Workshop, in Joondalup, Australia.



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.


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