Local climate solutions for Africa 2011: Mobilising African leadership in local climate action

Type: Meeting or Conference

Organizer(s): ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

Date: 27 Feb - 03 Mar 2011

Location: Cape Town (South Africa)

Venue: Cape Town International Convention Centre


  • Description

  • Background

    Local Climate Solutions for Africa 2011 is a unique and accessible platform for African local leaders, their associations, national governments, scientists, technical experts, development partners, business, industry and civil society to engage on climate change challenges and solutions for Africa.

    Local Climate Solutions for Africa 2011 takes place ahead of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP17 scheduled for later next year in South Africa.It provides a key opportunity to share global good practice and locally appropriate solutions and technologies towards accelerated climate action on the ground.

    The Congress, convened by ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, will prepare local champions and key stakeholders for the UNFCCC COP17, with a specific focus on mobilisation of resources and partnerships for local mitigation and adaptation to climate action.

    Conference Themes

    Theme 1:
    Local leadership, governance and planning for Africa in the
    context of rapid global change

    Theme 2:
    Africa’s future cities - building resilience to climate change:
    - energy security and access in a future low-carbon world
    - water security, quality and access
    - health, well-being and quality of urban life
    - infrastructure and essential services
    - local biodiversity and ecosystem based adaptation

    Theme 3:
    Africa’s communities - pivotal partners for locally sustainable
    climate action and attainment of the MDG’s

    Theme 4:
    Climate change science and technology - advances and
    challenges in a local context

    Theme 5:
    New opportunities for urban livelihoods – building Africa’s
    green economy

    Theme 6:
    Resource mobilisation and new partnerships for accelerated
    local climate action