Free lunchtime talk: SA and climate change

You are invited to a free Lunchtime Soapbox talk entitled:

Will South Africa’s proposed energy plan help or hinder our ability to respond to climate change?

by Liz McDaid

COP17 – the international meeting of governments to decide how the world will deal with climate change – takes place in Durban at the end 2011.  The Department of Environmental Affairs has produced a draft climate change response policy and the Department of Energy has produced a draft electricity plan (the IRP2) – how do these policies help or hinder South Africa’s ability to respond to climate change?

Liz McDaid has a twenty five year history as an environmentalist.  She has a special interest in energy and climate change.  She has worked in rural areas assisting local communities to build their resilience to climate change and as part of the civil society sector, has played an advocacy role in various government processes including the IRP, the promotion of renewable energy and the climate change policy.

A delicious and affordable (from R35) brown bag lunch will be on sale at the venue.

Date: Thursday 24 March 2011

Time: 12:45 for 13:00pm

Venue: Lobby Books, Cape Town Democracy Center, 6 Spin Street

Contact: Andreas Spath at or 021 467 7606

Parking options:
Street parking in the area is safe.
Parking garages open to the public in the area include:

  • Plein Park (Plein Street; to get to the entrance, turn off Plein Street into Barrack Street and then into Corporation Street).
  • Mandela Rhodes Place (entrance in Burg Street, off Wale Street).

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