Archived news from ICLEI Africa

23.06.2016

ICLEI Cities Biodiversity Center attend RAMSAR Convention in Switzerland

ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability – Cities Biodiversity Center, attended the 52nd Meeting of the Standing Committee (SC52) of the RAMSAR Convention, which took place at the RAMSAR Secretariat Headquarters in Gland, Switzerland, during the week of 13th – 17th June 2016.


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07.06.2016

Mayor Ramokgopa's opening speech at 2nd African Capital Cities' Sustainability Forum

The City of Tshwane hosted the 2nd African Capital Cities' Sustainability Forum last 31 May 2016. Below is the opening speech by Executive Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa.


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07.06.2016

Save the Date for LOCS4Africa 2017: Water & Climate Congress

SAVE THE DATE: 20-23 March 2017 The Local Climate Solutions for Africa (LOCS4Africa) Congress series is Africa’s leading platform on local climate action for cities and other sub-national governments across the Continent.


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26.05.2016

Tshwane named SA’s Earth Hour Capital

The City of Tshwane has been selected as South Africa’s Earth Hour Capital for 2016 - and this for the second year running - in recognition of the city’s low carbon and sustainability initiatives. It is now one of thirteen cities vying for the Global Earth Hour Capital title, which will be awarded at Habitat III in Quito, Ecuador this October. The Earth Hour City Challenge (EHCC) is a collaborative effort between WWF and ICLEI – Local...


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26.05.2016

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.


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23.05.2016

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.


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19.05.2016

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.


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