Local Government Climate Change Support Program

Welcome to the Local Government Climate Change Support Program website. The purpose of this website is to provide stakeholders with information and tools to respond to climate change at a local level in South Africa. The website has been developed through the Local Government Climate Change Support Program (LGCCSP), an initiative of the Department of Environmental Affairs and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. A number of tools have been developed through the LGCCSP to assist stakeholders to respond to climate change. The Lets Respond Toolkit provides stakeholders with an introduction and overview on how to integrate climate change into municipal planning processes. The Vulnerability Assessment Toolkit provides stakeholders with a step by step process for conducting a Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment. The Climate Change Response Plan Templates can be used as a starting point to develop a municipal climate change response plan. Finally, the Stakeholder Engagement Toolkit outlines a set of steps for engaging stakeholders in the climate change planning process. This website also contains climate change related resources and information on each of the participating municipalities. This includes a range of climate change related maps, municipal census data relevant to climate change and project management information, such as workshop details and an events calendar