Western Cape, South Africa
We are in the Climate Decade with less than 10 years to shift the global economy away from fossil fuel use, and to prepare for the looming climatic changes. Developing country regions like the Western Cape, are feeling the drastic resource constraints that is hampering effective rapid and upscaled climate change response.
Regional governments like the Western Cape have shown commitment to climate change response by signing the Under2 MOU and developing a 2050 Emissions Pathway. Climate change has been on the agenda for almost two decades with the region's first climate change plan developed in 2008. Huge strides have been made to understand the implications for the region and to shift many policies and practices, but the ground swell of multi sectoral action still needs to take place.