The long awaited AIDC-commissioned research – RENEWABLE ENERGY: WHERE ARE THE JOBS – A Critique Of The Government’s Socio-Economic Programme – will be launched at AIDC at 18.00 on the 28th.
Liz McDaid, the well-known researcher and social activist, will introduce her research findings and recommendations. The meeting will be Chaired by Tasneem Essop, former Provincial Minister of Environment, Planning and Economic Development in the Western Cape and a current member of the National Planning Commission.
There will also be lots of time for questions and discussions, which can include Eskom’s threatened closure of 5 coal mines which Eskom claims to be a direct consequence of the government’s renewable energy programme.
For further information contact
Dominic Brown or Jeff Rudin
021 447 5770
RENEWABLE ENERGY Where are the jobs?
Popular Education Programme
Burning Issues 2: Focus on the trillion Rand Nuclear Deal
There has been a long history of opposition to nuclear energy in this country but as government continues with this R1 trillion secret deal, more and more people are becoming aware and standing up to voice their opposition. What is this deal about? Why some people consider nuclear energy dangerous? What do we all need to learn about nuclear, for the sake of our grandchildren’s future?
Please join us for this participatory popular education session!
Wednesday, 29 March 2017; 10:00 – 13:00
Athlone Community Hall
(corner Klipfontein Rd/ Jan Smuts Highway)
For catering purposes and transport assistance please RSVP
Kasongo 064701 9500 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Each year millions of people around the globe will switch off for Earth Hour to shine a light on the need for climate action.
TAKE A LOOK AT EVENTS NEAR YOU AND THE DIFFERENCE YOU CAN MAKE!!
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The Sister March Cape Town is now officially affiliated with The Women’s March
on Washington and will take place on Saturday, 21st January, in solidarity with the
Washington march and sister marches taking place in 400 cities world wide
Liziwe McDaid attending the open government partnership (OGP) in Paris. Much discussion about service delivery.
Liz Mcdaid worked with SAFCEI, conducting energy audits for buildings, such as Faith Centres.
Recently an energy audit of a church in Mitchells Plain was completed as part of SAFCEI’s energy auditing programme.
SAFCEI Energy 100
The energy audit in process
ENABLING PEOPLE TO CREATE CHANGE: CAPACITY BUILDING FOR ECOSYSTEM APPROACH TO FISHERIES (EAF) IMPLEMENTATION IN SOUTHERN AFRICA
Liz Mcdaid of the Green Connection was invited to attend a Conference on Energy Investment hosted at the IGC centre, the London School of Economics, in London, November 2015.
Tackling extreme poverty: Evidence from the field
As the first of the newly adopted United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, eradicating extreme poverty constitutes a major challenge for governments and organisation across the globe entering the post-2015 era. Despite progress over the last few decades, a large proportion of the world’s population still remain in extreme poverty.
Tackling Extreme Poverty – Evidence from the Field
London School of Economics
The area defined as the Two Rivers Urban Park (TRUP), located at the confluence of the Black and Liesbeek Rivers, is a special and unique place in Cape Town. The area comprises sensitive ecological systems and habitats along the rivers, extensive open space areas, significant institutions (including the South African Astronomical Observatory and Valkenberg), historical buildings and cultural landscapes (such as Maitland Garden Village and Oude Moulen).
TRUP is a Multipurpose Urban Park and “created green space”, in terms of the draft 2030 Spatial Framework for the City (August 2006) on which the Integrated Development Plan for the City is based. The vision of the regional area known as the TRUP, is “to rehabilitate, protect, secure and enhance the intrinsic ecological qualities of the area, to conserve the unique cultural landscape, to encourage environmental education, to maximize opportunities for all people, and to promote sustainable development”.
The TRUP process has, from its initiation, included all interested and affected parties. The city and the affected communities engaged in a series of workshops between 2003 and 2009, in order to establish the TRUP Association. The Two Rivers Urban Park Association now comprise of a diverse range of land owners, (including provincial government, private businesses and council), as well as numerous individuals undertaking activities associated with the area.
Liz McDaid has been involved with advocacy and more recently leadership for this association for over ten years, along with support from other partners of the Green Connection.
PosterTRUP aerial photo