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...



Reflecting on implementation of low emission development initiatives

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...



Showcasing low energy development solutions

ICLEI Africa has been working with seven municipalities within South Africa on the Urban LEDS (low emission development strategies) project, funded by the European Commission, and implemented by UN-Habitat and ICLEI.



Interview with Mayor Mike Masina of Steve Tshwete Local Municipality

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.”



Green Building resources released for use by municipalities and developers

ICLEI Africa is delighted to share a number of brand new resources designed to support developers and municipalities in South African and further afield to green urban infrastructure and buildings . The resources were designed through the Urban-LEDS (Urban Low Emission Development Strategies) project, with the expert assistance of MCA Urban and Environmental Planners, Steadfast Greening and Conscious Property Solutions.



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