Carbon-cutting challenge comes to Cape Town
Join the junket! To be lucky enough to get one of six places available and team up with celebrities, government officials, CEOs and students, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Or enjoy a family outing to Open Streets Langa where the race ends. Else you can listen to KFM broadcasting teams’ progress as they move through the checkpoints. #AtoBChallenge
Instead of feeling overwhelmed by the enormity of climate change, you can make a real impact by turning your transport aspirations and choices around, just for some trips. Transport is South Africa’s second biggest cause of the greenhouse gases that cause climate change, after our coal-based electricity supply. Setting aside emissions from oil refineries and coal-to-liquid-fuels plants, 9% of emissions in 2010 came from combustion of fossil fuels in transport. These emissions are the country’s fastest growing: 32% growth from 2000 to 2010. Over half of these emissions are due to passenger transport, and of those 69% comes from cars. Besides earning your green stripes, avoiding one-person-one-car trips connects you with fellow residents and lets you experience your city afresh.