Archived news from ICLEI Africa

11.11.2013

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?


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30.10.2013

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.


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30.10.2013

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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22.10.2013

Cape Town picks up two awards for implementation of EPWP

The City of Cape Town, South Africa has picked up two of the three awards available for its implimentation fo theExpanded Public Works Programme (EPWP).


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22.10.2013

ICLEI endorses ASAP working group

ICLEI is very pleased to endorse the report of the Alliance for Sustainability and Prosperity (ASAP) working group: “The need for a fair and sustainable development paradigm in an urban world”.


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04.10.2013

UCLG World Summit ends with Rabat Declaration

The World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders of UCLG culminated today in Rabat with the announcement of the new Presidency of UCLG – the largest organization of Mayors and local and regional governments in the world. Over these three days, over 3,000 participants from 125 countries came together under the theme, “Imagine Society, Build Democracy”.


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01.10.2013

Nantes Declaration refuels hopes for local governments, as science calls for urgent climate actions

With the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report painting a clear and worrying picture regarding man-made climate change, cities and regions came together at the World Mayors Summit on Climate Change on Saturday to affirm their commitment to scale up climate actions, urge engagement with the global level on climate change, and enhance access to finance.


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