People of Steve Tshwete vision a low emission future for their Municipality
Last week, workshop participants from Steve Tshwete mapped out four possible low-emission development futures for the area. This workshop was the first of two exciting scenario planning exercises designed to bring local people together around a common vision for sustainable, low-emission growth and prosperity in the region. More.
World Wildlife Day 0214!
On 20 December 2013, at its 68th session, the United Nations General Assembly decided to proclaim 3 March, the day of the adoption the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), as World Wildlife Day. More.
Launch of The State of African Cities 2014 report on 28 February!
Today UN-Habitat launches the “State of African Cities: Re-imagining sustainable urban transitions - 2014” report in a high level plenary of the 5th Session of the African Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development (AMCHUD 5) in N'Djamena, Chad. More.
LAB: Wetlands & Communities workshop, City of Tshwane
The City of Tshwane and ICLEI Cities Biodiversity Center hosted the first LAB: Wetlands & Communities workshop at the Rietvlei Nature Reserve on 20 – 21 February 2014. More.
Today is Leap Frog Day for Frogs!
Every year on 28 February in South Africa the Endangered Wildlife Trust celebrates Leap Frog Day, a day to raise awareness about the plight of our amphibians. With 32% of the species on Red Listed as Critically Endangered, Endangered or Vulnerable. More.
KwaDukuza Municipality well on track to an integrated low-carbon development vision
In an innovative future scenario planning process, KwaDukuza Municipality and key stakeholders came together to create a low-carbon development vision for the area’s future growth and development. More.
African Cities! Apply to host the next Local Climate Solutions for Africa (LOCS) Congress! The deadline for applications is approaching!
The deadline for applications from cities to host the next Local Climate Solutions for Africa Congress (taking place in 2015) is rapidly approaching. All interested cities should submit applications by March 7, 2014. More.
LOCS CONGRESS 2013 VIDEO RELEASED!
Eagerly anticipated, the LOCS Congress 2013 video is now available! The video was made possible from funding provided by Practical Action via the ELLA (Evidence and Lessons from South America) Learning Alliance on Climate Resilient Cities- a South-South knowledge sharing and learning platform. View here.
3 months on: Learning from the participants of the LOCS Congress 2013
Just 3 months ago in October-November 2013, over 450 registered delegates from 25 countries, including 300 local government representatives, came together to discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by climate change in a rapidly urbanising Africa. More.
The Ideal of integrated urban planning - delivered on the ground via the ‘urban nexus’
Integrated planning is a much touted ideal in cities and could be seen as the holy grail of an urbanising planet. More.
Two strong ICLEI members in Africa show commitment on Climate Change via C40 group
ICLEI Africa congratulates two of their prominent members who joined the C40 group of Metropolitan cities, announced yesterday at the C40 Summit in Johannesburg. More.
Cape Town wins South African EHCC nomination!
Cape Town has been nominated as South Africa’s Earth Hour City nominee winner in a competition between it and east coast city Durban. More.
Kinondoni District Council in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, URBIS member and host of the very successful Local Climate Solutions for Africa (LOCS 2013) Congress, joined the ICLEI network on 4 February 2014. We would like to congratulate Hon. Mayor Yusuph Mwenda and thank the Council for its proactivity and commitment to sustainability!
C40 Summit being held in JHB
The 6th of February saw the beginning of the C40 summit held in ICLEI Member city of Johannesburg who will host Megacity leaders from around the world to discuss efficient and proven methods to deal to respond to and reduce the impacts of climate change. More.
UN Secretary General appoints Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on 31 January 2014 the appointment of Michael Bloomberg of the United States as his Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change. More.
For Gauteng-based local government officials, we invite you to a series of workshops on Biodiversity & Development. The workshops will introduce biodiversity in local government mandates, plus how and why to consider biodiversity in spatial planning, disaster-risk reduction and environmental planning. Please note the workshops are free-of-charge but space is limited and is offered on a first-come first-served basis. RSVPs (with workshop dates you will be attending) should be sent to- Liz Metcalfe Tel: +27 21 202 0391 Email: email@example.com Download the flyer here.
ICLEI Africa Membership Profiling
ICLEI Africa is pleased to announce Membership Profiling, our latest service to ICLEI members in Africa. Your member profile is your opportunity to showcase your municipality's innovative sustainability strategies, and we encourage all members to share their stories. More»
Matsapha is one of the Swaziland’s principal urban economic hubs; industrial Matsapha is actually classed as the second most important economic centre in Swaziland after the more commercially oriented neighbouring town of Manzini. Within the town’s boundary there is a small amount (approximately 4% of total land area) of exclusively residential land. More.
Past Members of the Month
Job opportunity at ICLEI East Asia
ICLEI jointly with Seoul Metropolitan Government established the ICLEI East Asia Secretariat in Seoul, Korea in 2012 to support East Asian cities to move forward sustainability. Two positions have opened that require qualified individuals. More.
The 1st of November saw the closing of the second Local Climate Solutions (LOCS) for Africa Congress in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania with delegates adopting the Dar es Salaam Communiqué by African Mayors and Subnational Leaders. Representatives proved their commitment to local climate action by signing the Mexico City pact and Durban Adaptation Charter. The event which was convened by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and the City of Dar es Salaam saw over 400 delegates from 25 countries join to discuss local climate solutions and challenges to create a more sustainable continent. A full report will be made available next week. For more information on this event visit the official LOCS 2013 site here.
We warmly welcome Kinondoni District Council in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, as ICLEI Africa's newest member!
Previous new members:
Ban Ki moon at ICLEI's Global Town Hall during Rio+20. More»
Launch of the State of African Cities at AMCHUD in Chad (available on the 28th here)
25 – 28 February 2014
Sustain & Build Africa 2014
11 – 12 March
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
Free Climate Change training with Al Gore!
12 – 14 March, 2014
Johannesburg, South Africa
Official World Water Day Celebration: The Water-Energy Nexus
3rd Southern Africa City Studies conference
27 – 29 Mar 2014
Johannesburg, South Africa
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The ICLEI Africa Secretariat in Cape Town, South Africa, houses the ICLEI Cities Biodiversity Centre, ICLEI’s global biodiversity ‘hub’. The Local Action for Biodiversity (LAB) Pioneer Project, which is a global urban biodiversity programme, is the Cities Biodiversity Centre’s flagship programme. Piloted in 2006, the initiative was developed and carried out with a select group of 21 local and regional authorities from around the world with the overarching aim of improving biodiversity management at the local level. The project forms the first step in the broader ICLEI Biodiversity Initiative and has since expanded and given rise to a number of ICLEI biodiversity initiatives and projects being run by the Cities Biodiversity Centre. Visit the Cities Biodiversity Centre website for more: www.iclei.org/biodiversity
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