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•Cities and urban regions today 0.12% of the Earth’s surface 50% of the population 75% of energy consumption     and CO2 e...
•               Urbanization                „By 2050, within 40 years,An unbroken     we will have to build once moregloba...
•               Local Action                Moves the World         1 UN                     200                   countri...
• Where the cities are   ICLEI 2011© ICLEI 2009             www.iclei.org/
• Risk and response  • A failed city can mean a failed    country.  • A vibrant, resilient city can    stabilize a country...
•   Global Trends – Urban Leadership Challenge•    Population growth          •   Housing•    Urbanization               •...
•              Cities need rapid               and radical               transformation               Eco-efficiency      ...
•              Low-carbon and               climate-neutral city               Global Cities Covenant on Climate          ...
•              Low-carbon and               climate-neutral city               Focal point vis-à-vis UNFCCC               ...
•               Low-carbon and                 climate-neutral cityOnline servicefor urban ghgemissionsaccounting         ...
•  ICLEI 2011© ICLEI 2009   www.iclei.org/
•              Supporting CitiesConnectingleadersAcceleratingactionGatewayto solutions   ICLEI 2011 © ICLEI 2009          ...
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Urban Leadership for Sustainability in Africa
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Urban Leadership for Sustainability in Africa

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Presentation by Kobie Brand at the Inspiring Change Gathering in Cape Town, South Africa on 18 November 2011. www.climatesmartcapetown.co.za/events/inspiringchange

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Urban Leadership for Sustainability in Africa

  1. 1. •Cities and urban regions today 0.12% of the Earth’s surface 50% of the population 75% of energy consumption and CO2 emissions ICLEI 2011© ICLEI 2009 www.iclei.org/
  2. 2. • Urbanization „By 2050, within 40 years,An unbroken we will have to build once moreglobal trend the same urban capacity as we have built over the last 4000 years.“The 1:100challenge ICLEI 2011 © ICLEI 2009 www.iclei.org/
  3. 3. • Local Action Moves the World 1 UN 200 countries 1 million local governments We are becoming a planet of citizens, ICLEI 2011© ICLEI 2009 www.iclei.org/
  4. 4. • Where the cities are ICLEI 2011© ICLEI 2009 www.iclei.org/
  5. 5. • Risk and response • A failed city can mean a failed country. • A vibrant, resilient city can stabilize a country. ICLEI 2011© ICLEI 2009 www.iclei.org/
  6. 6. • Global Trends – Urban Leadership Challenge• Population growth • Housing• Urbanization • Greenspace• Global Warming • Jobs •••• Water Soil Food ! • • Water, Sanitation Energy Transport• Mineral resources • Childcare• Health • Healthcare ICLEI 2011© ICLEI 2009 www.iclei.org/
  7. 7. • Cities need rapid and radical transformation Eco-efficiency low carbon, biodiverse Climate resilience Green urban economy safeguarding ecosystems services Healthy & happy communities ICLEI 2011© ICLEI 2009 www.iclei.org/
  8. 8. • Low-carbon and climate-neutral city Global Cities Covenant on Climate World Mayors Summits on Climate (2010 Mexico City; 2005 Montréal, …) ICLEI 2011© ICLEI 2009 www.iclei.org/
  9. 9. • Low-carbon and climate-neutral city Focal point vis-à-vis UNFCCC for Local Governments und Municipal Authorities Constituency Dialogues, debates: looking for solutions Conferences, training sessions ICLEI 2011© ICLEI 2009 www.iclei.org/
  10. 10. • Low-carbon and climate-neutral cityOnline servicefor urban ghgemissionsaccounting Online service for cities‘ reporting on emissions reduction targets, climate actions, and actual ghg emissions Global registry of local government climate targets, actions and performance – measurable, reportable, verifiable ICLEI 2011 © ICLEI 2009 www.iclei.org/
  11. 11. • ICLEI 2011© ICLEI 2009 www.iclei.org/
  12. 12. • Supporting CitiesConnectingleadersAcceleratingactionGatewayto solutions ICLEI 2011 © ICLEI 2009 www.iclei.org/
  13. 13. ADINKRAHX ENE Meanings: chief of Adinkra symbolsCharacteristics: Greatness, charisma, leadership
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