A Low-carbon City recognizes its responsibility to act, as it is clear that an effective global response to climate change must embrace local initiatives, as cities account for 71% of energy-related emissions.

Pro-active planning, implementation, monitoring and (self)reporting of emissions reduction are needed, and must be supported by low carbon and carbon neutral targets and policies.


Low-carbon City utilizes a step-by-step approach towards carbon neutrality, urban resilience and energy security, supporting an active green economy and stable green infrastructure. 


Together with other cities, a Low-carbon City looks to scale up their efforts,  conform to global standards, report to national and global platforms, and continuously improve their performance towards low carbon, sustainable development, receiving support for their contributions in tackling climate
change.

ICLEI Africa Projects: Low-carbon City

The Earth Hour City Challenge was funded by WWF and included the following llocal governments: City of Johannesburg, City of Tshwane, Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, City of Cape Town, KwaDukuza, George, Moshi, Arusha, Nyarugenge, Nyagatare, Musanze

After successfully supporting 6 eligible South African cities to take part in the Earth Hour City Challenge 2013-2014, as well as Tanzanian local governments in 2014-2015, ICLEI Africa is extending this year's competition to local governments in Rwanda. Participating cities report their actions, commitments and performance to the carbonn Climate Registry (cCR). Capacity building initiatives and marketing materials are also made available to participating cities in the region to further their sustainability initiatives.orting 6 eligible South African cities to take part in the Earth Hour City Challenge 2013-2014, as well as Tanzanian local governments in 2014-2015, ICLEI Africa is extending this year's competition to local governments in Rwanda. Participating cities report their actions, commitments and performance to the carbonn Climate Registry (cCR). Capacity building initiatives and marketing materials are also made available to participating cities in the region to further their sustainability initiatives.

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The Urban-LEDS project, Promoting Low Emission Urban Development Strategies in Emerging Economy Countries was funded by the European Commission and implemented by UN-Habitat and ICLEI. The project aims to enhance the transition to low-emissions urban development in emerging economy countries of Brazil, Indonesia, India and South Africa.
ICLEI Africa is the major implementing partner in South Africa.

For more information about the global project, visit the Urban-LEDS website here.

Partners

Key South African partners in this project include (insert logo and hyperlink to websites)
• South African Local Government Association (SALGA)
• Sustainable Energy Africa (SEA)
• Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA)

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Launched at the 2014 United Nations Climate Summit, the Compact of Mayors is the world’s largest coalition of city leaders addressing climate change by pledging to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, tracking their progress and preparing for the impacts of climate change.

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