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Archived news from ICLEI Africa


Africa Climate Week: A call for urgent climate action by local governments

What is the next step required for African cities and subnational governments to accelerate climate action? Africa Climate Week, held from 18 to 22 March in Accra (Ghana), brought together a diverse range of stakeholders from the continent to answer this question ahead of the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit in September 2019. The ICLEI Africa team left the event inspired, having engaged with diverse stakeholders enacting Africa-led...



City of Tshwane announces new energy efficiency actions to aid carbon neutrality by 2050

New Policies for Net-Zero Buildings and Efficiency Retrofits Reaffirm City’s Commitment to Building Efficiency Accelerator



Strengthened collaboration for subnational action on sustainable development

UCLG Africa and ICLEI Africa announce a new strategic partnership



Latest AfriAlliance newsletter available now

  Check out the latest newsletter from the AfriAlliance project here. The AfriAlliance project aims to support the existing networks in identifying social innovation and technological solutions for key water and climate change challenges. This newsletter proudly announces the next set of 5 AfriAlliance Action Groups that were launched following a competitive call earlier this year and highlights a number of key knowledge brokerage events...



Sharing lessons and experiences on Sustainable Public Procurement

Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP) is growing in prominence globally as a tool to achieve sustainable development and take climate action, especially now with the global commitment of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 12: Sustainable Consumption and Production. As more local governments, in particular, start implementing SPP, there is significant benefit to be gained from sharing experiences and learning from one another, even if located in...



An eventful week for ICLEI at the Africities 8 Summit in Marrakech

ICLEI was represented by a dynamic all-woman team at the Africities 8 Summit, which took place in Marrakech, Morocco, from 20 to 24 November 2018. ICLEI Africa contributed significantly, convening and participating in a multitude of diverse and exciting sessions, plenaries and events throughout the Summit, which had the following theme: The Transition to Sustainable Cities and Territories, the Role of Local and Sub-National Governments of...



Talanoa Dialogues in Africa: highlighting the value of multi-level governance for climate action

During 2018 ICLEI Africa and partners hosted eight Cities and Regions Talanoa Dialogues in seven African countries. Five key lessons emerged; with two common threads: (1) Coordinated action is essential, and (2) Direct access to climate finance is vital for African cities.ICLEI Africa was privileged to facilitate rich discussions on climate change, the Paris Agreement and Nationally Determined Contributions in seven African countries. Talanoa...


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