Global climate action event

16 September 2019 | Story Pete van der Woude. Photo African Climate Alliance. Read time 2 min.

On 20 September 2019 Capetonians will march to Parliament to call for greater action from government to reduce South Africa’s greenhouse gas emissions and deal with the social and environmental impacts that our country will experience from climate change.

The University of Cape Town (UCT) has for many years demonstrated its commitment towards research and education on climate change related matters. This includes leading research institutes, such as the Climate System Analysis Group (CSAG), the African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI) and the African Centre for Cities (ACC), which continue to contribute significantly to this critical field of knowledge and research.

UCT is committed to reducing its own carbon footprint, which it has made publicly available since 2007 by publishing the reports on the university’s sustainability web page. The institution is in the process of developing a new strategy to more programmatically reduce its carbon footprint in line with United Nations goals by 2050, and has already begun with implementing some of the actions contained in the draft strategy.

The development of this strategy is being led by our newly appointed Director for Environmental Sustainability, Manfred Braune. To contribute ideas towards the new strategy, please contact him at

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