CoM SSA Day at Climate Chance Summit 2021

The Climate Chance summit, now fully virtual due to the global health situation, brings together many actors engaged in the fight against climate change, including state and non-state actors, local governments, the business sector, research institutions, and non-government organisations (NGOs). The most pressing issues and innovative solutions for climate change and improving sustainable energy at the local level in the Sub-Saharan Africa region were highlighted during the day.

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Conversations with CoM SSA: African cities take control of waste management

CoM SSA signatories and industry experts exchange lessons and experiences while building relationships to strengthen and encourage innovation in the waste sector. Watch the recording to hear some of the best practices and success stories shared.

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Welcome to the new CoM SSA website

We invite you to explore the site and find out more about the work we do.

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WATCH: New video showcasing signatory city, Pikine (Senegal)

The Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa and our co-implementing partner Agencia Española de Cooperación (AECID) support the city of Pikine in identifying concrete actions and financing mechanisms for the implementation of climate and energy projects, as well as in creating synergies with other stakeholders working in the territory, in order to make a reality of the plan the city has developed.

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DOWNLOAD NOW: User guide | Gender-sensitive public lighting: How and why?

CoM SSA partner, the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) has carried out a study to develop useful gender-sensitive tools and methodologies for municipalities and other stakeholders involved in identifying, preparing, implementing and monitoring urban public-lighting projects. Building on the findings of this study, the webinar brings together energy and gender experts to share their perspectives on the challenges and actions needed to have gender responsive street lighting in sub-Saharan African cities.

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What is CoM SSA?

Started in 2015, the Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa (CoM SSA) is a major catalyst for local climate action in the region, with political commitment from over 240 local governments. The purpose of CoM SSA is to support local governments in moving from planning to implementation, with a focus on unlocking climate finance at the local level.

The CoM SSA initiative is a European Union (EU) action that supports the external dimension of the European Green Deal, as the global challenges of climate change and environmental degradation require a global response. At the same time CoM SSA moves to strengthen the Africa-EU partnership and supports Agenda 2063 of the African Union Commission.

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CoM SSA is the regional chapter of an international alliance of cities, the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy. It is a partnership between city networks, development agencies and funding institutions, supporting cities in meeting the dual challenge of climate change and access to sustainable energy to achieve a low-emission, climate resilient and sustainable energy future.

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