Cities are major contributors to climate change. According to UN Habitat, cities consume 78 per cent of the world’s energy and produce more than 60 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions. Yet, they account for less than 2 per cent of the Earth’s surface. An added challenge is the projection, in a UN report, that another 2.5 billion people will reside in urban areas by 2050; nearly 90 per cent of them in cities in Asia and Africa.
The good news is that cities around the world have already begun to take measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and are putting policies in place that encourage the use of alternative energy sources. Efforts by policy makers and administrators to address climate change, however, will need to accelerate to keep pace with population growth and the rapid climate change.
CoMSSA - Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa
The Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa (CoMSSA) is an initiative to support committed towns and cities to mitigate and adapt to climate change and to ensure energy access in their municipalities through planning and implementing effective climate and energy actions.
S2 has helped over 100 municipalities accros Africa to join the movement and develop Sustainable Energy Access and Climate Action Plan.
Our team is looking forward to supporting your cities' Low Emission Development Strategy and Action Plans.
Sustainable Energy Access and Climate Action Plan of Kribi, Southern Cameroon, using the newly developed SEACAP Light (+) Methodology
S2 and Community / Cities Development
Curving greenhouse gas emissions requires implementing activities in our territories, putting Mayors and community leaders at the forefront of the fight against climate change.
S2 is supporting councils and communities leaders in their LEDs activities by:
Developing their Sustainable Energy Access and Climate Action Plans
Sourcing Climate Finance for their climate resilient activities