“The solutions rest with us; we just need to find the bridge,” shared Gertrude Rose Gamwera, Secretary General, EALGA, in the opening session of the RISE Africa 2024 Action Festival. This provocation set the tone for three days of sessions focused on inspiring a shift towards a solutions-oriented mindset. This year’s theme, “SOLUTIONS ONLY [failures … Continued

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

South Africa’s just transition to an inclusive, prosperous, climate resilient and low carbon economy is well under way. The Just Transition Framework emphasises that “major economic, social, and environmental decisions required for a just transition require social partners to forge a consensus around the transition.” (Presidential Climate Commission, 2022: 25) ICLEI Africa is supporting the … Continued

In the face of escalating climate-related disasters, the call for proactive and inclusive resilience planning has never been more urgent.

Three South African cities are in the running for WWF’s One Planet City Challenge national title. Three South African cities are vying for the prestigious title of WWF’s One Planet City Challenge (OPCC) national winner, showcasing the strong leadership being portrayed by South African cities in the fight against climate change. Since its inception in … Continued

International Day of Zero Waste, observed on March 30th, highlights the importance of changing our consumption and production behaviours towards sustainable waste management practices. This day sheds light on the critical environmental challenges stemming from current waste production patterns.