The City of Johannesburg has committed to a green economy transition as indicated in their growth and development strategy for 2040 and beyond. Outcome 2 in particular states that “The City plans to lead in the establishment of sustainable, eco-efficient infrastructure solutions and to create a landscape that is liveable, resilient, sustainable and supports low carbon initiatives”. The City has made a net zero by 2050 commitment through the C40 Cities Network where it has reinforced its plan to show it will adapt and improve its resilience to climate hazards. With this commitment in place, the City is in the process of developing their Climate Action Plan and with the support of the Alliance for Climate Action of which C40, WWF and NBI are partners.
Developing an ambitious CAP is a vital step for cities to respond to the climate crisis and engage with stakeholders in making informed decisions. It does this through enabling cities to identify and respond to socio-economic challenges while managing their climate risks such as GHG emissions and addressing their adaptation needs.
The City has engaged internally with other city stakeholders as well as stakeholders from civil society and is now ready to share their CAP priority actions with business for further feedback. Please join us for a workshop with the City of Joburg, convened by the Alliance for Climate Action, where the City will share the preliminary CAP with business stakeholders and start exploring opportunities for collaboration for implementation of the plan. The online workshop will take place on Wednesday 11 November 14:00 – 16:00 via MS Teams. This work is a collective initiative of the Alliance for Climate Action (C40, NBI and WWF) to assist in connecting cities and businesses to find opportunities with CAP implementation.
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