Along South Africa’s vibrant eastern coastline, eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, which encompasses the city of Durban – home to the largest port on the east coast of Africa – is pioneering urban sustainability amidst the challenges of rapid urbanisation and climate change. Climate vulnerability and commitment to resilience eThekwini, the third largest metropolitan municipality in South … Continued

Currently, we are not on track to achieve SDG 6, but the New Water Integrity Global Outlook 2021: Urban Water and Sanitation report claims cities, with integrity, can lead the way and bring society back on track, playing a critical role in meeting the water needs of the urban poor.

Welcome to our August 2014 newsletter! Here we shall update you with exciting developments from projects across Africa. These highlight different aspects of our work, ranging from resources, approaches, cycles, and processes involved in realizing the vision of a sustainable future.

The UCGS covers both the “what” and the “how” of local action on climate change. Capturing key information on cities’ climate plans, targets, and projects, it provides the most up-to-date portrait of urban responses to climate change. It is also the first to explore in detail how local government, civil-society, and private sector actors come … Continued

ICLEI and some key partners participated at the Cities Forum as part of the United Nations Framework for Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC) SB 40 session on June 10, 2014. Conducted under the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) agenda, the forum provided the platform for cities and subnational authorities … Continued