Eco Minute 13:30
BULLETIN 2 February 1:30 pm
Good afternoon, here is your Eco Minute:
# Today is World Wetlands Day, with this year’s theme being, Wetlands and Human Wellbeing, which reflects upon the interconnectedness between wetlands and various aspects of human health. Wetlands cover only six-percent of the earth, but more than 40-percent of animal and plant species live and breed in wetlands. United Nations Environment Programme executive director, Inger Andersen, says delivering nature-based solutions that protect, restore and sustainably manage wetlands is more important than ever.
# The DA says it is clear that the implementation of the Energy Action Plan by the Electricity minister, Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, has dismally failed. The plan was launched by president Cyril Ramaphosa in July 2022, as a roadmap to end load-shedding and promote the long-term sustainability of electricity supply in South Africa. The DA’s Samantha Graham-Maré says Ramokgopa has failed to improve the performance of Eskom’s power generation fleet and has overseen the rapid decline of the energy availability factor:
# And finally: The City of Cape Town’s My Clean Green Home in Green Point Park is open again to visitors for the next few months. The exhibit is a life-sized, net-zero carbon dwelling, that serves as an open invitation for inhabitants to experience a sneak peek into the future of environmentally friendly living. Mayoral committee member for Energy, Beverley van Reenen, says as part of the city’s climate action, they are aiming to be carbon neutral by 2050, and all new buildings in Cape Town will be net zero carbon by 2030.
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