The following communication was issued by Table Mountain Aerial Cableway in support of Earth Hour. Dear friends of Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, We would like to invite you to take part in an exciting campaign that allows you to showcase your environmental commitments ahead of the symbolic switch-off for Earth […]

Cape Town working towards a Carbon Neutral future

The City of Cape Town has taken another step towards the fostering of green energy and reducing Cape Town’s carbon footprint. The Mayoral Committee has recommended to Council that it establishes an Energy & Climate Change Committee at its Council meeting on Thursday 26 April. This committee will ensure that Cape […]

City of Cape Town turns off the lights in support of Earth Hour 2012

The City of Cape Town will be switching off the lights on Table Mountain and in its own buildings for one hour in support of the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Earth Hour 2012, which takes place on Saturday 31 March from 20:30 to 21:30 (local time). “The City will join […]

National Greening and Resource Efficiency road show dates

The National Department of Tourism, Departments of Environmental Affairs, Water Affairs and Eskom will conduct the National Greening and Resource Efficiency road shows to educate the tourism product owners on the importance of using available natural resources efficiently in their sector. The road shows will take place from 5 July […]

Cape Town ‘Honourable Mention’ of world most climate-resilient cities

Author and researcher Boyd Cohen ranks the world’s top 10 most resilient cities, judging them on criteria from mitigation efforts to adaptation schemes to basic coordination and preparedness. He calls it “one of the first ever global rankings of resilient cities.” Cape Town did not make the top 10 but […]

Cape Town Climate Change Evening at the Local Climate Solutions for Africa Conference

Leaders of African cities and local governments, and world climate change experts will meet in Cape Town this week for a major climate change congress, aimed at enhancing the capacity of African local authorities in respect of climate change issues. The City of Cape Town will be hosting a Cape […]

Cape Town bids to host COP17, international conference on climate change

[update: for the most up-to-date information on Cape Town, climate change and COP17, visit the Climate Smart Cape Town website] The 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17), the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC), comes to South Africa from 28 November to 9 December 2011. But will it […]