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23 September 2015

Local governments turning commitments into real action

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As climate change impacts unfold in Southern Africa, it further compounds many challenges already faced by local governments in delivering on their mandates.

The Durban Adaptation Charter, launched at UNFCCC COP 17/CMP 7 in Durban in 2011, defines an important and innovative vision for championing climate change from the local level. That it was launched on the African continent and is championed by an African Mayor James Nxumalo of Durban is evidence of the important urgency of adaptation on the continent.

If you are responsible in your local government for making day-to-day decisions on planning for, implementing, reporting on, designing programmes, or accessing financing to mainstream and address climate change – you are invited to attend the first technical Southern Africa Regional Workshop for cities and local governments on the Durban Adaptation Charter. The regional workshop is being convened under the auspices of the Local Climate Solutions for Africa Initiative. The programme for the interactive workshop has been designed to motivate and inspire action on the 10 principles of the Durban Adaptation Charter, as well as provide insights into key tools, advisory service, partners and resources that will assist local governments in implementing the DAC.

Confirmed speakers include:
Mr Hastings Chikoko, C40 – Regional Director for Africa at C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
Mr Xolile George, SALGA – Chief Executive Officer, South Africa Local Government Association
Mrs Martha Stein Sochas– Regional Director- AGENCE FRANÇAISE DE DÉVELOPPEMENT -Africa
Ms Cecila Njenga – Director of UNEP Liaison Office in Pretoria, South Africa
Ms Kobie Brand- Regional Director, ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability- Africa

To register and fo more information on the workshop please visit or email or tel 0027 202 0382

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