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Africa: Cities are key drivers for economy, says the African Economic Outlook 2016

How Africa urbanises will be critical to the continent’s future growth and development, according to the African Economic Outlook 2016 released today at the African Development Bank Group’s 51st Annual Meetings.



Annual Cost of Adaptation Significantly Understated, UNEP Reports

According to a report titled 'The Adaptation Finance Gap Report 2016,' which was just released by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the cost of adapting to climate change in developing countries could rise to between US$280 and US$500 billion per year by 2050, a figure that is four to five times greater than previous estimates.



ICLEI SG and Mayor Sharif represent ICLEI at UN Habitat III hearings

On the 16th of May 2016, ICLEI Secretary General and Mayor Sharif delivered interventions at the 2nd World Assembly of Local and Regional Governments.



COP21 guide for local governments now available!

The Paris Climate Package, including the Paris Agreement and its related decisions on implementation, opens a new era of universal, ambitious and inclusive action to tackle climate change and cope with its effects. Through the Paris Agreement, national governments commit to advance on all aspects of climate change and will strive to limit global warming to well below two degrees Celsius (°C), with the intent to pursue a 1.5-degree target,...



Food Security Seminar 2016 – changing the face of African agriculture

Around 11 million South Africans are food insecure and it is estimated that a further 15 million in other Southern African countries (including Malawi, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana) also go to bed hungry. This is being exacerbated by a number of factors including climate change, the current severe drought, water shortages in some regions and floods in others, as well as the 2008 global and current South African financial crisis, which is...



Speech by City of Cape Town's Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille

The following speech was delivered by City of Cape Town Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, at the full sitting of Council today, 28 April 2016.



Great minds set to gather at the 10th annual Green Building Conference in Tshwane

South Africa’s capital, and long standing ICLEI member, the City of Tshwane, will be the site of national and international knowledge sharing when it hosts the 10th annual Green Building Conference on 1 and 2 June 2016. The focus at Green Building16 will be on leap-frogging straight to the lasted thinking, innovations, and technologies, enabling built environment designers to imagine and indeed construct higher performing healthier buildings now...


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