Africa’s population to reach 2.4 billion by 2050 – the time to invest in the sustainable development of African cities is now

According to a recent United Nation's report, more than half of global population growth between now and 2050 is expected to occur in Africa. Of the additional 2.4 billion people projected to be added to the global population in the next 35 years, 1.3 billion will be added in Africa (that’s four times the current population).[2] This means that the continent will house approximately 25% of the global population by 2050.



Urban-LEDS South Africa outputs now available online!

Addressing the causes of climate change was – until the inception of the Urban-LEDS project in 2012 – a low priority for the majority of municipalities in South Africa. Accordingly, creating low emissions development strategies presents a significant challenge, as it requires that officials divert their attention from service delivery and crisis management, toward topics that they at first may perceive as peripheral. In...



Re-imagining Africa’s Capital Cities for the prosperity of the continent and its people

City of Tshwane, an ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability member city, will be hosting the City of Tshwane Sustainability Week from 31 May to 2 June 2016. Please find below the press release on the upcoming event.



African local governments step up to Earth Hour City Challenge

A total of ten entities from South Africa, Tanzania and Rwanda take part in this year’s Earth Hour City Challenge 2015-2016.



KwaDukuza Municipality capacitated through renewable energy workshop

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.



Renewed commitment to accelerating local action: Africities 2015 Summit

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...



Exciting developments for Earth Hour City Challenge 2015-2016 in Africa

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...



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