As of: January 2018
Cities Matter: Capacity building in sub-Saharan African megacities for transformational climate change mitigation
Objective and activities
This project aims to: a) build technical capacity within nine African cities to develop long-term climate action plans, b) develop an innovative, consistent and comprehensive approach to a transformative city low carbon development, c) identify mechanisms to facilitate better national and local integration of climate mitigation activities. A key focus on this project is to embed a C40 City Advisor in cities to act as a focal point for long-term climate action planning, engage internal and external stakeholders,facilitate knowledge transfer across the region, and ensure sustainability after the project duration. A series of in-city workshops will be held for all cities, complemented by regional workshops, to build capacity and enable peer interaction.Tools and resources – underpinned by existing city practices and international GHG and MRV approaches – will be developed in collaboration with the cities. This includes action planning frameworks and a GHG emission projection tool.
State of implementation/results
- Regional Coordinator appointed ,based in South Africa (09/2017)
- First Regional Workshop and City Advisor Training to be held in South Africa in early 2018.