Vertical Integration and Learning for Low Emission Development in South Africa

Strengthening national and subnational capacities to promote climate-resilient low-carbon development at subnational level in Africa and Southeast Asia: learning through exchange and networking

The project goal is to strengthen the implementing capacities of local government in order to guide and implement climate resilient low carbon climate policy to achieve national targets and priorities. This will be done through the following areas of work:

  • Vertical and horizontal exchange, learning and networking at both the local and national levels
  • Training in the application of the guide on climate-resilient low- carbon development,
  • Further development and improvement of the knowledge platform for municipalities
  • Regional/international vertical and horizontal exchange, learning and networking
  • A country study and articles linked to the progress of the project
  • Modelling the potential carbon mitigation contribution of 27 major South African cities to the national climate ambitions
For more information visit the project's dedicated website.


Donor: German Federal Ministry for the Environment; Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) and adelphi as the lead organisation.
Project timeframe: 2015 - 2018
Project manager: Peta Wolpe