08 Feb '18, 7pm

Cape Town is Forging Ahead in Sustainability - gb&d

As the adage reminds us: Necessity is the mother of invention. Arguably, at no other time in history has that been more strikingly true than now, with climate change and its repercussions already a reality around the world. And few regions understand it better than the Western Cape of South Africa. Home to some 6.5 million people and one of the fastest growing provinces in the country, the Western Cape is at a tipping point. According to Gillian Gernetzky , acting communications manager of the Green Building Council of South Africa, the province and its capital especially (metropolitan Cape Town) are “experiencing the worst drought in more than a century, and...facing the very real prospect of running out of water by March 2018.” Add to that electricity insecurity and rising costs as well as an increasingly concerned population and you have the makings of a movement. Green...

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