Pioneering virtual climate finance engagements in Africa

The Local Climate Solutions for Africa (LoCS4Africa) 2020 Virtual Congress was the first of its kind on the continent. Leading the way in taking congresses fully online during the height of the pandemic, the congress supported city officials to keep climate action momentum going during this difficult time by facilitating the conversations that matter.

The congress responded to the growing acknowledgement worldwide that, to tackle climate change, cityscale finance must be mobilised. Local finance will give subnational actors access to the resources they need to respond effectively to climate change impacts that manifest at the local level, and harness the emission reduction potential in cities.

What to expect from the report

  • A summary of the congress’s decade-long history
  • Key stats and numbers from the congress
  • Dedicated sections to feature our key partners
  • Key quotes from our high-level speakers
  • Practical takeouts on unlocking climate finance for:
    • Energy, infrastructure and ecomobility
    • Research, development and innovation
    • Managing risk and harnessing nature-based solutions
    • Nexus and circularity in urban systems
  • A fun, two-page spread on the interesting lunch time events featuring photography, poetry, virtual travel and cartoons
  • A full list of all sessions with their speakers and links to the recordings

ICLEI Africa’s LoCS4Africa 2020, in partnership with the Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa (CoM SSA), co-hosted by the Government of Rwanda, City of Kigali and The Rwandan Association of Local Government Authorities (RALGA).

CoM SSA is co-funded by the European Union (EU) and the German Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ).
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