Cape Town virtual meeting about Climate Change

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The City of Cape Town invites residents and interested parties to attend a public meeting about the draft Climate Change Strategy. Due to COVID-19 associated health and safety protocols, this meeting is taking place online, on Wednesday, 14 October 2020 from 17:00 to 18:30. Read more below:

Members of the public have until 30 October 2020 to comment on the City’s draft Climate Change Strategy.

Residents and stakeholders will gain valuable information at the virtual meeting about how the City intends to mitigate and deal with this global threat through urgent and decisive action. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions.

Those who want to attend the virtual meeting are requested to please register in advance as there is limited space available on this online platform.

The details of the virtual meeting are as follows:

WHEN: Wednesday, 14 October 2020 17:00 to 18:30
WHERE: Online, in compliance with COVID-19 health and safety protocols
HOW: Register to get the link for the online meeting

Climate change will impact all who live and work in Cape Town. The impacts include food, water and job insecurity, flooding, heat stress, ecosystem degradation, loss of and damage to infrastructure and property due to severe storms and strong winds, increased risk of fire, and the risk of loss of international market access due to the carbon intensity of our products and services.

Given the current high levels of unemployment, poverty, and informality, the city is even more vulnerable to these risks.

‘I encourage those who can to attend the virtual meeting, and for residents to submit their comments by 30 October 2020. We want your input and value your contributions,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Spatial Planning and Environment, Alderman Marian Nieuwoudt.

‘We can all take small steps in our homes and neighbourhoods, schools and workplaces to be climate smart and take more climate-friendly actions. Even small actions can lead to big results and can change our current path. We look forward to brainstorming potential actions during the public meeting,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Energy and Climate Change, Councillor Phindile Maxiti.

The draft strategy is available on the City’s website. Please visit 

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