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6 April 2016

Urban-LEDS South Africa outputs now available online!

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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 perceive as peripheral.

In spite of these challenges, some remarkable successes have been achieved. This case study outlines the how two South African municipalities – KwaDukuza and Steve Tshwete – used ICLEI’s GreenClimateCities (GCC) methodology to successfully craft their low emissions development strategies.

For further information you may watch the project video. KwaDukuza Municipality’s low emission strategy is available here and read up on the ground implementation in Dornkoop, Steve Tshwete Municipality here.

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