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01.12.2017

ICLEI Africa partners with WWF to profile innovative mobility solutions in African cities

African cities are urbanising rapidly, and with this comes increasing demand for safe and efficient transport to link the growing urban population to economic opportunities. Currently, congestion hampers the movement of people and goods in many African cities and hinders the socio-economic development that these cities so desperately require. Fortunately solutions exist, with many African cities pioneering innovative ways to transport residents...


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01.12.2017

City to City Food Systems Forum for southern and eastern African cities

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and ICLEI are collaborating, together with RUAF Foundation and C40, to collectively promote and support subnational take-up and engagement regarding food policy and action. This is being undertaken in line with global targets and ambitions articulated in SDG 2* and through initiatives such as the Milan Food Pact. It is also intended to build on the existing ICLEI-RUAF CITYFOOD...


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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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