The latest Climate Jobs Monthly meeting was held on the 16 Nov 2017. This meeting was held in the context of the Western Cape’s severe water crisis and therefore an agenda was set with a special focus on water. After two years of incredibly low rainfall, Cape Town is experiencing the worst drought in a hundred years and is likely to run out of water in May 2018. This is not normal. The low rainfall can strongly be linked to human-caused climate change, which is causing more and more extreme weather events.
Inputs were made by:
Marthán Theart, an attorney from the Centre of Environmental Rights, started with giving us an overview over Proposed national norms and standards for domestic water and sanitation services. See presentation Here
Dr. Kevin Winter, UCT lecturer, talking about Cape Town’s water crisis: What does the future hold? Listen to his input here.
Liz McDaid from Safcei reported about Nersas proposed 20% electricity price increase, which will affect the already poor the most.
Tasneem Essop, Commissioner for the National Development Plan, talking about The Forgotten Chapter of The National Development Plan.
The next Monthly Meeting will take place on the 25 January 2018. Watch this space for more information.
More about the Climate Jobs Monthly Meeting
Million Climate Jobs Monthly Meetings have been taking place at AIDC´s premises since 2012. They have developed into being a regular forum for the exchange of ideas on broadly based climate change issues, with a particular focus on climate jobs. The overall intention of the meetings is to link theory with action, information with mobilisation.
These meetings are currently, probably unique in Cape Town in bringing together academics, NGO-based climate specialists and community activists.
The meetings have one or two main agenda items, along with a number of other standing items.
They run from 9.30 to 12.30 and are open to everyone. They have no fixed date but are usually held towards the end of each month