Local Climate Solutions for Africa 2011

Local Climate Solutions for Africa 2011,

Cape Town/ South Africa, 27 February - 3 March 2011

ICLEI's Africa Secretariat hosted Local Climate Solutions for Africa 2011, a congress held in Cape Town, South Africa from 27 February to 3 March 2011. The World Mayors Council on Climate Change was a partner of the event.

Visit the congress website www.locs4africa.iclei.org

This event offered a platform for local and sub-national authorities and stakeholders to discuss climate change adaptation and resilience as well as energy and cimate change mitigation.  The focus was Africa's urban environments.

This congress also served as an excellent preparatory platform for Africa‚Äôs local and sub-national authorities, and their partners, ahead of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Climate Change Conference (COP17) which took place in South Africa, 28 November-9 December 2011.

The final outcome of the congress was the African Mayors Climate Change Declaration, which outlined 12 commitments to be made by African cities to mainstream and scale-up mitigation and adaptation efforts.