Cape Town celebrates World Biodiversity Day

May 22 is World Biodiversity Day, and Cape Town is in the midst of a global hotspot of biodiversity, which is under threat from urban development, alien invasive species and other causes. Our unique Cape Floral Region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is part of what makes living in and […]

City’s Green Goal programme wins sustainability award

City’s Green Goal programme wins sustainability award Green Goal 2010, Host City Cape Town’s environmental programme for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ has won the coveted Impumelelo Sustainability Award. The Cape Town Green Goal Action Plan has 41 projects across 9 target areas: Energy and climate change (Minimise the carbon footprint […]

Cape Town’s journey to become a responsible destination

1996 Back in 1996, South Africa was the first country to include Responsible Tourism in legislation, just two years into our new democratic era. 2002 In 2002, national RT guidelines were developed and a handbook published to help tourism businesses and destinations in adopting an RT approach. Also in 2002 […]