LOCS4Africa 2017: Water & Climate Congress

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Date(s) - 03/22/2017 - 03/24/2017
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The Local Climate Solutions for Africa (LOCS4Africa) Congress series is Africa’s leading platform on local climate action for cities and other sub-national governments. The congress offers the opportunity for direct engagement and strategic discussions around current local climate solutions and emerging trends relating to urban climate resilience and low carbon development in Africa.

LOCS4Africa 2017: Water & Climate will explore the critical links between climate change and urban water and sanitation in Africa’s cities. Globally, only 2% of our planet’s water is freshwater, which is fundamental to human livelihoods and urban development alike.
Water is THE critical challenge facing many of Africa’s local governments. African cities, ranging from large metro’s to small towns, are increasingly experiencing challenges related to water security, drought and flooding. As such, there has never been a more relevant time for a pan-African congress to move ‘from dialogue to action,’ providing on the ground solutions, unpacking emerging trends and unlocking financial mechanisms for improved climate resilient development at the local level.

LOCS4Africa will:

  • Connect Africa’s cities with local to global water and sanitation climate resilient solutions
  • Reimagine development within a rapidly urbanizing continent
  • Unpack water and climate opportunities for African cities arising from the Paris Agreement, the New Urban Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals

For more information visit http://locs4africa.iclei.org

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