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01.12.2017

Tackling climate change in African cities through innovative approaches

Cities in Africa are facing significant challenges due to climate change, but this also presents unique opportunities. At ICLEI Africa, we work with our cities to find ways to enable development that takes cognisance of this.For over two decades ICLEI has been working with subnational governments from around the world to develop innovative ways to analyse, act and accelerate climate change action in cities. In Africa, access to energy is a major...


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01.12.2017

Telling stories about cities and climate change: Innovative approaches to communicating climate change information in African cities

ICLEI Africa is partnering with the University of Cape Town and others to bring climate scientists and city stakeholders together to explore what climate change means for Southern African cities, and to co-develop ways to tackle its impacts. This work occurs as part of the Future Resilience for African CiTies and Lands (FRACTAL) project. Climate risk narratives are an innovative mechanism being pioneered by the Climate System Analysis Group...


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01.12.2017

Second phase of successful URBAN-LEDS programme to include two African countries

ICLEI is very excited to announce the commencement of Urban-LEDS II. This is a follow-up phase to the successful implementation of the Urban-LEDS I programme, implemented in four countries, including South Africa, from 2012 to 2016.Urban-LEDS II will see ICLEI Africa continuing its work with seven South African municipalities from Phase I, as well as expanding the programme into Rwanda for the first time. The Urban-LEDS programme recognises...


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01.12.2017

Re-imagining resilient water-wise cities in Africa

Placing water at the centre of city development and resilience strategies


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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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