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
The Green Connection was invited to be part of an international workshop concentrating on low carbon pathways for sustainable development in Tanzania. The workshop took place in January 2017 in Dar Es Salaam.
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.
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.
Visit TRUP for more information and their activities.