Urban climate action should benefit all the residents of a city. ICLEI Africa is championing urban environmental justice by engaging communities, co-creating climate and nature-based solutions and developing demand responsive recommendations for socially inclusive policy.

When cities see the requirements for robust climate reporting they may feel overwhelmed, but it opens the door to build a city that is future-ready. Here are some stories from Africa.

As populations grow and urbanise, the demand for productive land increases. Yet existing arable land is already at risk, a risk worsened by the impacts of climate change. Two experts meet to discuss what local governments and city residents can do to reduce their impact by enabling self-sufficiency at community-level.

Living in the time of COVID-19, it is crucial to limit air travel, but stay productive. One of the projects in which ICLEI Africa is involved hosted an international virtual learning retreat and shares its top tips that city officials and organisations alike can use to connect virtually.

An open letter from our Regional Director, Kobie Brand

READ THIS ARTICLE IN ENGLISH La pandémie COVID-19 met nos communautés, nos gouvernements, nos systèmes de santé et nos économies à rude épreuve. Pendant cette période, beaucoup de nos villes sont confrontées à d’immenses crises sanitaires qui s’ajoutent aux défis cumulatifs et sans précèdent du développement durable. Il sera donc d’autant plus important de renforcer … Continued

How bad is climate change really?
How will it impact my city?
How will it impact me?
A recent study reveals those who believe that climate change will impact them and their cities significantly are those willing to take action. Climate change campaigns and activities should ensure that decision-makers perceive climate impacts as psychological close. Crucial new findings show that African leaders perceive climate risk to be of increasing concern to them and their cities and urgently need concrete, actionable solutions.

We support Sub-Saharan African city stakeholders and subnational governments co-produce relevant knowledge for climate resilience.