locs at a glance

The biennial Local Climate Solutions for Africa (LOCS) Congress series aims to serve as a unique and accessible platform for local leaders to share and consolidate vision, build position and forge new and innovative partnerships to accelerate local climate action in Africa. It features plenary sessions, thematic sessions, and field trips, as well as the high-level segment, Urban Leadership for African Sustainability (ULAS)—bringing local governments and the private sector together to discuss prospects and challenges for a Green Urban Economy. Download

LOCS – Welcome!

ICLEI Africa and eThekwini Municipality are proud to present:

The first technical Southern Africa Regional Workshop for cities and local governments on the Durban Adaptation Charter (DAC) convened under the auspices of the Local Climate Solutions for Africa Initiative.

 Theme: Accelerating local climate action through implementation of the Durban Adaptation Charter (DAC)

Read the overview here

Technical Workshop Objectives:

To build and strengthen local government officials’ knowledge and understanding of the Durban
Adaptation Charter.

Each day will consist of a number of plenary and parallel interactive sessions around key steps of the Durban Adaptation Charter as follows:

  • Mainstreaming adaptation as a  key  informant  of all local government developing planning
  • Alignment of adaptation and mitigation strategies and actions  in order to build resilience to climate change
  • Prioritising the role of functioning ecosystems as core municipal green infrastructure
  • Climate financing and strategic partnerships for accelerating local climate action

Download the full LOCS Announcement

LOCS registration

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability– Africa

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, is the world’s leadingassociation of cities and local governments dedicated to sustainable development. ICLEI is a powerful movement of 12 mega-cities, 100 super-cities and urban regions, 450 large cities as well as 450 small and medium-sized cities and towns in 84 countries.

On the ground ICLEI offers a wide suite of training and capacity building tools and projects, local sustainability planning and project implementation, exchange programmes, sharing of good practice and building leadership and networks in an urban context – all towards more sustainable, resilient and efficient cities and towns across the globe.

ICLEI Africa, the regional office for ICLEI in Africa, is based in Cape Town, South Africa and collaborates closely with the global ICLEI network and other regional offices around the world, in sharing tools, materials and strategies and good practices specifically designed and implemented at the local level.

The Secretariat has seen continual growth over the past years, to its current total of 69 member local governments, in 18 different countries across Africa.

ICLEI Africa’s key environmental work streams within the Secretariat includes:

• Climate Resilience

• Low Emission Development

• Integrated Urban Water Management

• Urban Biodiversity and

• Integrated Urban Planning

Visit the ICLEI Africa website for more