Tshwane Mayor Randall Williams this week launched a climate change action plan that aims to build a climate-resilient city by 2050 and future-proof it against the threats of climate change.
Williams said the city has identified geographic areas at high risk of being severely impacted by climate hazards. The city worked to reduce the risk to these communities, backed by science.
“After the devastating floods in KwaZulu-Natal, it’s important that metros pay attention to climate change issues. Delivering on this plan will require extensive partnerships and support from peers and stakeholders.”
Discussions included a commitment to ending carbon emissions by 2050.
“To do this To reach the target, we need to reduce our emissions by 15% by 2030, by 45% by 2040 and by 100% by 2050,” he said performance, expressed support for the initiative. The city of Johannesburg has also raised residents’ awareness of climate change and its impact on the environment.
“In the city of Johannesburg, just dumping rubbish costs the city R74 million a year, while illegal dumping costs another 80 million Rand. That’s R154 million that could be used to build houses, recruit police officers, or install mass infrastructure services to improve residents’ lives and attract investments that create jobs and job opportunities,” she said.
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