Concerns about climate change in the Namakwa District and the recent completion of the Namakwa District Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment led to a gathering of stakeholders to put their heads together to find solutions to climate change in a one day conference held in Springbok on the 30th of October.
The Arid Zone Ecology Forum (AZEF) held its 27th conference from the 16th to the 19th of October at the NG Moedergemeente Church Hall in Worcester. The conference was attended by a network of 122 people from state, provincial, educational and research institutions.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress is the world’s largest conservation event. Held every four years, it aims to improve how the natural environment is managed for human, social and economic development. The World Conservation Congress 2012 was recently held in September on Jeju Island in the Republic of Korea.
On the 4th and 5th of October, Conservation South Africa (CSA) and Indigo Development and Change (Indigo) hosted a workshop on Community-based adaptation to climate change as part of the CitiGroup funded Skeppies Building Resilience to Climate Change Programme.