Local Climate Solutions for Africa

The Local Climate Solutions for Africa 2013 Congress (LOCS)

The Local Climate Solutions for Africa 2013 Congress (LOCS)

Where: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

When: 30 October – 1 November

Who: leaders and technical officials from local government and their associations across Africa, technical experts and researchers, national governments, development partners, business, industry, NGO’s.

Convened by: ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and Dar es Salaam City Council


What is the Local Climate Solutions for Africa 2013 Congress?

Across Africa, urbanisation presents new and multiple development opportunities and challenges at the local level. Globally more than half of the world’s population resides in cities and urban areas, severely increasing pressure on essential services, infrastructure and natural systems which underpins economies and social well-being. Security and access issues pertaining to water, energy and food are projected to be exacerbated through climate change, most affecting the vulnerable within society.

These challenges calls for innovative solutions – A transition in Africa towards embracing urbanization, responding to change and harnessing opportunities.

The biennial Local Climate Solutions for Africa Congress series (LOCS in short) provides a unique and accessible platform for African local governments, their associations, national governments, scientists and experts, NGO’s, development partners and business to engage on the complex issues and innovative solutions related to urbanisation in Africa through the context of climate resilience.

With its strategically cross-cutting and interlinked Congress themes, Local Climate Solutions for Africa 2013 will provide a key opportunity to strengthen the sharing of global good practice and locally appropriate solutions and technologies towards accelerated climate action on the ground. Congress themes will include a strong emphasis on local leadership, financing and accelerated integrated action at the local and sub-national level, underpinned by a special focus on integrated planning towards addressing climate resilience in Africa.

LOCS 2013

Thursday, Oct. 31st 2013 at 9am

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam