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Sustainable Cities Seminar

December 1, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am


Only a small percentage of the carbon emissions driving climate change emanate from African, but African countries are disproportionately vulnerable to climate shocks like flooding, erosion, drought and heat stress. These risks are especially prevalent in African cities. Hard surfaces give rise to flooding and concrete and asphalt radiate heat exacerbated by a lack of green spaces. These climate stresses will be compounded as the urban population continues to expand, with Africa’s towns and cities predicted to receive another billion inhabitants by 2050. This pressure has put African countries into the hot seat, with cities in the vanguard of the struggle to reduce climate risk.

Programme Director: Thabang Mashigo, Political Speechwriter, Entrepreneur and Business Strategist

9:00 – 9:15 Welcome Address

• Hon. Barbara Creecy, Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (Invited)

9:20 – 10:10 African Sustainable Cities Dialogue

• Cllr Daniel Plato, Executive Mayor, City of Cape Town

10:15 – 11:00 Implementing a low-carbon growth path

• Liteboho Makhele, Sustainable Cities Programme Manager, SA Cities Network
• Frans Dekker, Managing Director, The South African Institute of Architectural Technologists (SAIAT)
• Charles Nduku, President, The South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP)
• Khetha Zulu, Chairperson, South African Council for Planners (SACPLAN)
• Shaakira Chohan
• Jeshika Ramchund, Lead Engineer- Developments, Bosch Projects (Pty) Ltd

Please Note: This is a Provisional Programme and will be subject to change from time to time


December 1, 2020
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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