Robust data is more crucial than ever for creating resilient cities. New research done in three Rwandan districts drives new insight and vigour for climate change mitigation and adaptation planning. Local officials can use these reports to both feed ground-level details into and to design appropriate climate action.

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.

We outline a pathway for a city to transition to a low emission, green and inclusive urban economy.

Addressing the causes of climate change was – until the inception of the Urban-LEDS project in 2012 – a low priority for the majority of municipalities in South Africa. Accordingly, creating low emissions development strategies presents a significant challenge, as it requires that officials divert their attention from service delivery and crisis management, toward topics that they at first may … Continued

After almost three years of exciting project activities, the Urban-LEDS team is organising an outlook event that brings project municipalities and partners together. Join us in Durban on 13 October on the day before the Durban Adaptation Charter regional workshop hosted by eThekwini and ICLEI which runs from 14-16 October. The outlook event will examine lessons learnt and identify … Continued

The Care Givers at Groutville have their hands full with caring for orphans, but they received some support to make their lives easier while also considering the environment. As part of the Urban-LEDS Project, (implemented by ICLEI Africa in partnership with UN-Habitat and funded by the European Commission), the KwaDukuza Municipality has teamed up with … Continued

Consultants and authors are invited to quote to work with ICLEI Africa, Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality and SALGA, through the Urban-LEDS project, to draft a case study on the experiences of project city Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality in promoting local small scale embedded renewable energy generation, with brief additional reference to lessons learnt in other … Continued