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.



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.



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.



COP21 guide for local governments now available!

The Paris Climate Package, including the Paris Agreement and its related decisions on implementation, opens a new era of universal, ambitious and inclusive action to tackle climate change and cope with its effects. Through the Paris Agreement, national governments commit to advance on all aspects of climate change and will strive to limit global warming to well below two degrees Celsius (°C), with the intent to pursue a 1.5-degree target,...



Food Security Seminar 2016 – changing the face of African agriculture

Around 11 million South Africans are food insecure and it is estimated that a further 15 million in other Southern African countries (including Malawi, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana) also go to bed hungry. This is being exacerbated by a number of factors including climate change, the current severe drought, water shortages in some regions and floods in others, as well as the 2008 global and current South African financial crisis, which is...



Speech by City of Cape Town's Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille

The following speech was delivered by City of Cape Town Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, at the full sitting of Council today, 28 April 2016.



Great minds set to gather at the 10th annual Green Building Conference in Tshwane

South Africa’s capital, and long standing ICLEI member, the City of Tshwane, will be the site of national and international knowledge sharing when it hosts the 10th annual Green Building Conference on 1 and 2 June 2016. The focus at Green Building16 will be on leap-frogging straight to the lasted thinking, innovations, and technologies, enabling built environment designers to imagine and indeed construct higher performing healthier buildings now...



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