Multi-Level Climate Action through Capacity Building: The Local Government Climate Change Support Programme in South Africa
South Africa has pioneered a support programme to enable provinces and municipalities across the country to better respond to climate change.
South Africa’s cities and towns are crucial to changing the country’s emissions profile and building a low-carbon, climate-resilient economy. The national government has pioneered a large-scale capacity-building programme that helps provinces and municipalities across the country better respond to climate change. Led by the South African Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) and implemented by a multi-stakeholder coalition, the Local Government Climate Change Support Programme (LGCCSP) is a hands-on demonstration of multi-level climate collaboration and has co-produced knowledge that continues to shape South Africa’s climate policy framework. This study gives insight into how the LGCCSP works in practice.
Listen to Yachika Reddy, Project Manager at Sustainable Energy Africa and Lead Author of the South African Real Practice Study on the background, challenges and learnings of the Local Government Climate Chance Support Programme in South Africa.