One of the primary annual gatherings of Africa’s municipality leaders and related stakeholders to go over sustainable city growth, returns to the town of Tshwane for the 5th time.
Occurring from 24 to 26 June 2019 at the CSIR International Convention Centre (ICC) Sustainability Week 2019, incorporating the African Capital Cities Sustainability Forum, delves in to the various areas of sustainable service delivery and the green economy in Africa.
Combining Africa’s public and private sector leaders to extract and endorse an in depth set of actions which can be implemented immediately to advance our cities, economies and communities along a far more sustainable growth path.
This is a sneak peek on the many seminars on offer as of this years Sustainability Week:
Africa is facing rapid urbanisation, with limited and/or aging urban infrastructure created for much lower degrees of population, in conjunction with disproportionately low growth in municipal income streams.
Water, Life and Health – Overcoming the task of Global Water Requirement
The Sustainable Cities Africa Conference, on day 2, sees regional leaders engage upon this critical topic to introduce potential solutions, also to give a channel for actual deal making and real action.
With landfill space literally running out, cities are facing a waste crisis. Waste management predicated on a disposal orientated linear paradigm only will not be possible later on. Speakers at Vision Zero Waste seminar will show the problem case and propose solutions.
The water resource is in crisis in South Africa. Experts will show a climate change. Related risks (drought and floods), water quality, rights and the social side of water provision, storage and offer infrastructure, and the risks and opportunities for water uses and solution providers are among the main element topics of the key seminar
The brand new Integrated Resource Plan that South Africa released places focus on wind, gas and solar powered energy as alternatives to coal, and as a way to advance the country’s goal of achieving sustainable electricity sources by 2030. Weighing heavily against wind and solar powered energy is the reliance on climate for optimal energy production.
If better storage solutions could be implemented, however, the energy generated could be stored and released when necessary. This course of action will greatly progress the sustainability agenda and decrease the dependence on coal.
City planners in emerging and developed economies are recognising the need for technological answers to logistical problems also to improve the quality lifestyle. The main element to smart city implementation may be the successful collaboration between your public and private sectors, with a considerable concentrate on incorporating and utilising new technologies.
Sustainable mobility for Africa’s growing cities starts with proactive, well planned, modally intelligent transport infrastructure, and reaches safe, reliable, and integrated public transport, and non-motorised transport.
As the government’s efforts to tackle the youth unemployment challenge through the potential that the green economy presents are worth praise, insufficient progress has been made.
Entrepreneurship – A Greener Pasture For TEENAGERS
The youth’s capability to create innovative, sustainable solutions could possibly be realised if indeed they were given an enabling environment, which promotes experimentation, teaching, adapting and more.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) offers huge potential to transform and realign our economies and societies. There can be an increasing realisation that the 4IR may possibly also exacerbate problems for folks and the earth.
Issues regarding long-term water supply and food security enter into sharp focus for each citizen, and not simply for farmers and agri-processors. While water is a significant element in the move towards sustainable agricultural practices, high energy prices and questionable soil quality are other factors forcing planners to re-think their strategies.
Financing and usage of markets are further factors that must definitely be addressed in establishing a really sustainable agricultural sector.
Date: Monday, 24 June to Wednesday, 26 June 2019
Time: 07:00 to 17:00
Venue : CSIR International Convention Centre, Tshwane, Gauteng
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