What is C40 South Africa?

C40 Cities Climate Leadership South Africa NPC (“C40 Cities South Africa”) operates as part of the C40 Cities Network. The C40 Cities Network is headed by C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group Inc (“C40 Cities US”) in the United States.

The C40 Cities Network is a network of the world’s megacities committed to addressing climate change. The aim of the C40 Cities Network is to support cities to collaborate effectively, share knowledge, and drive meaningful, measurable and sustainable action on climate change. The C40 Cities Network connects 94 of the world’s leading cities to take bold action to tackle climate change, leading the way towards a healthier and more sustainable future.

C40’s Africa hub

C40 Cities has been in Africa since 2013 and is supporting cities in Africa to implement transformative low-carbon and climate-resilient actions. C40 has 11 city members in Africa: Abidjan, Accra, Addis Ababa, Cape Town, Dakar, Dar es Salaam, Durban, Johannesburg, Lagos, Nairobi and Tshwane. For the joining process, please contact the C40 Africa team.

C40 is providing the member cities in Africa the relevant technical support that they need to effectively address climate change. This is done through a wide range of policy support, technical assistance and political engagement. C40 has established 17 thematic networks under six areas of action. Through these networks, African cities are able to share experiences and best practice with other C40 cities globally.

The 11 cities in the African region have committed to developing ambitious, evidence-based climate action plans, and to accelerate implementation of transformative climate actions. To support this process, C40 has initiated a Climate Action Planning program in the African region, which provides expert technical assistance, capacity building, and an embedded City Advisor to provide coordinating capacity in each participating city. The program is funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) and German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), with additional financial support from the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DMFA), the Cities Alliance, and Children’s Investment Fund Foundation.

C40 Cities South Africa Board of Directors

Mark Watts

Kevin Austin

Juliette Carter

Hastings Chikoko 
Public Officer