Mayors and delegates from 24 African capitals recently gathered in Tshwane for the Second African Capital Cities Sustainability Forum (ACCSF), a platform for mayors and senior city officials to discuss and spearhead sustainability in their cities.
“The ACCSF creates a platform for African Capital Cities to identify and deliberate on commonalities and challenges faced by major cities in Africa while showcasing and sharing successful initiatives towards the emergence of truly African, original and appropriate solutions in addressing the sustainability imperative at the urban scale,” said Executive Mayor of Tshwane Kgosientso Ramokgopa during the Forum’s opening remarks.
At the start of December 2015, all eyes were on Paris for the COP21 climate negotiations, regarded by many as a pivotal moment in determining global climate action. C40 was fortunate to be there on the ground to help showcase innovative and effective climate actions taking place in the world’s cities. Through a series of fantastic events at Paris City Hall, Le Bourget and other iconic locations around the city, mayors from around the world gathered to celebrate successful projects and plans, share their stories and knowledge, voice their ideas, and establish opportunities for action over the next 5 years and beyond.
C40 is pleased to welcome Tshwane, South Africa as its newest member city. The city – the network’s 70th member – joined as an Innovator City, a category reserved for cities with smaller populations that have shown leadership in climate action.