EThekwini Municipality Mayor Mxolisi Kaunda cordially invites you to the official launch of the Durban Climate Action Plan on 03 September 2020.
The aim of the plan, which is in accordance with the Paris Agreement to reduce global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius and builds on the 2015 Durban Climate Change Strategy, is to transition the City towards carbon neutrality and climate resilience by 2050.
South Africa’s climate change legislation, as seen in the proposed Climate Change Bill, will introduce a requirement for Mayors and MECs to develop own Climate Change Action Plans (CAP) of which implementation will be monitored and reported to National Government on an annual basis.
It is against this background that the Durban Climate Action Plan, the first in Africa and one of only 12 worldwide, is seen as a significant milestone in local level climate change action.
Among stakeholders to join Mayor Kaunda in this momentous event are local and international climate partners, local and national government leadership.
DETAILS OF THE EVENT ARE AS FOLLOWS:
08h00 – Launch and demonstration of the Umhlangane Riverine boom at the Sea Project in Springfield
10h00 – Planting of the Pepper-bank Tree at the Gugu Dlamini Park, The Workshop
12h00 – 14h00 Official Online Launch (Main venue at the INkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre)
To join the Webinar, please follow this link:
Members of the media who wish to attend the event physically can RSVP with:
Sohana.Singh@durban.gov.za, 083 309 0207
Nonhlanhla.Mkhabela@durban.gov.za, 062 803 3735
Issued by the eThekwini Municipality Communications Office. For more information, kindly contact Msawakhe Mayisela on 060 966 4220.