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joburgcityEngineering News reports that investment into climate mitigating strategies, as outlined in the City of Johannesburg’s Climate Action Plan (CAP), could create as many as 340,000 jobs, while investment into climate adaptation strategies could create an additional 77,000 jobs.

According to Joburg Executive Mayor Kabelo Gwamanda, these strategies are aimed at improving the lives of the most vulnerable groups, while also creating jobs and providing opportunities to tackle structural challenges. He was speaking at the SA Dialogue on Building City Resilience Through a Just and Equitable Transition, on 25 March. The event was hosted by C40 Cities, the SA Presidential Climate Commission (PCC), the SA Local Government Association (Salga) and the City of Joburg. C40 is a global network of mayors who have collectively committed to taking urgent action to tackle climate change. The event gathered representatives from five C40 cities in SA, including Cape Town, eThekwini, Ekurhuleni, Joburg and Tshwane. Representatives from non-C40 cities also attended. Joburg’s CAP outlines how the municipality aims to work towards achieving its emissions reduction targets and reduce the vulnerability of its citizens to the impacts of climate change.

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