The University of Cape Town (UCT) has joined the newly established International Universities Climate Alliance (‘Climate Alliance’), which aims to help communicate research insights on the most effective means to meet the unprecedented global challenge of climate change.
In 2018, the state of informal settlements in Namibia was considered a humanitarian crisis, and in 2019, following six years of drought, a state of emergency was declared. The situation is serious. Growth of informal settlements (between 7-11% per annum) coupled with exposure to climate-induced hazards (e.g. Drought, rising temperatures, falling dam levels, localized flash flooding), continues to erode basic infrastructure, public services, and ecosystems, while entrenching inequalities.