Rwanda has ambitious plans for taking climate action and its cities are feeding into these plans with tangible actions that will not only contribute to the country’s overall climate goals, but also provide the growing urban population with the type of infrastructure projects that will increase their quality of life while protecting the environment. Here … Continued

In South Africa, smaller municipalities are finding ways to fill data gaps prevalent across Africa and it is taking them a crucial step closer to accessing the finance they need for tangible, climate projects.

The centres in Kigali and Muhanga are partnering with Urban-LEDS II to improve resource-efficient access to water and electricity. These upgrades will respond to the pandemic in a low-emission, climate-friendly way and provide running hot water to a maternity ward.

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.

ICLEI Africa interviews experts in the field of climate finance to share insights on how cities can access finance for sustainable, resilient development.

African cities continue to recognise the importance of driving low emission development for systemic change. Here are their plans.

Communities can play a big role in identifying local hazards and understanding the implications these hazards have for their cities. The climate risk and vulnerability assessments developed for three Rwandan districts under the Urban LEDS II project use local knowledge to prepare cities for the future.

It is the last decade for achieving the SDGs and local governments have a crucial role to play. Our research and workshops in South Africa have yielded practical tips for cities, towns and regions to do this work without adding an additional reporting burden to city officials’ to-do lists.

KwaDukuza (formerly known as Stanger), a local municipality in northern KwaZulu-Natal, was selected as the winner, beating seven other entries, four of which were major cities.

Sufficient access to energy and resilient infrastructure are essential to realise the potential of African cities. Three years ago, a series of local-level solutions made five communities very happy. We revisit them to find out if the solutions were, in fact, sustainable.