A total of ten entities from South Africa, Tanzania and Rwanda take part in this year’s Earth Hour City Challenge 2015-2016.
A capacity building workshop was held in KwaDukuza Municipality last 19 February 2016 with the view of enhancing municipal understanding and benefits of renewable energy installations. This is part of their participation in the national Earth Hour City Challenge 2015-2016 Secondary Municipalities edition.
Local authorities from Africa convened in Johannesburg, South Africa attending the Africities Summit that took place from 29 November to 3 December. Under the guidance of the theme - SHAPING THE FUTURE OF AFRICA WITH THE PEOPLE: THE CONTRIBUTION OF AFRICAN LOCAL AUTHORITIES TO AGENDA 2063 OF THE AFRICAN UNION- the summit provided a platform for local authorities to dialogue, debate and discuss real issues that they are faced with in delivering...
Now on its third year in the continent, the Earth Hour City Challenge (EHCC) continues to expand the platform for local governments to showcase their sustainability initiatives. EHCC 2015-2016 features a mix of returning and new participating localities from South Africa, Tanzania and Rwanda. A round of inception workshops to introduce the challenge and support reporting was also held for first-time participants in the national pilot leg this...
Over the last three years seven fast growing municipalities in South Africa have been teaming up to explore ways to enhance transition to a low emissions development model. They worked closely with other local governments from Brazil, India and Indonesia as part of the Urban-LEDS (promoting low emission development strategies in emerging economy countries) project, funded by the European Commission, and implemented by ICLEI – Local Governments...
Mayor Mike Masina of ICLEI Member Steve Tshwete Local Municipality (Middelburg) in Mpumalanga is quite clear that his municipality has benefited greatly from its involvement in the Urban-LEDS project during the past two years. “They’ve opened our eyes. ICLEI - Africa have shown us that this idea of moving to a low-emission, green economy isn’t just a fairy tale – it’s doable.”
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