Graça Machel advocates planting of trees to reduce effects of climate change

The 6th Congress of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders is in its fourth day in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

Representatives from the world of local and regional governments have come together to "define the global agenda of cities and regions for the coming years and to develop inputs for the upcoming international processes".

Africa State of Mind host Lee Kasumba is attending the event, where former South African first lady and University of Cape Town (UCT) chancellor Graça Machel delivered a talk during the launch of an initiative called "Plant Trees, Not Bombs'.

It is a collaborative effort in order to get people to plant a lot more trees so that we can try and reverse the effects of climate change and prevent any further advancement of climate change for future generations as a whole.

Lee Kasumba, Host - Africa State of Mind

They are trying to plant 75-million trees by 2030 but mam' Graca Machel says she feels that is the very least that we can do, so she was pushing for more from a global perspective.

Lee Kasumba, Host - Africa State of Mind

She highlighted how KZN is also experiencing heavy storms, so she said that we definitely have to pay attention to what is going on with climate change.

Lee Kasumba, Host - Africa State of Mind

She said that if mayors from cities from around the world were to get citizens actively involved in this initiative, we could help change the effects of climate change.

Lee Kasumba, Host - Africa State of Mind

Click on the link below to hear more...


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Baba Mthethwa to host 'Ho Thaata' Legacy Football Tournament

Baba Mthethwa to host 'Ho Thaata' Legacy Football Tournament

The event takes place from the 16th to the 23rd of December.

Wet weather conditions expected to persist across some provinces

Wet weather conditions expected to persist across some provinces

Eastern parts of the Northern Cape as well as parts of the North West, Free State, Limpopo and Mpumalanga will be affected.

Eskom wants to place Newcastle Municipality in the dark over R200m debt

Eskom wants to place Newcastle Municipality in the dark over R200m debt

Eyewitness News reporter Nkosikhona Duma gives details of the court proceedings.

TMPD investigates manhandling of woman by five officers

TMPD investigates manhandling of woman by five officers

According to various social media pages, the woman was afraid of being stopped by fake cops.

 Tshwane council speaker recuses herself

Tshwane council speaker recuses herself

Eyewitness News reporter Edwin Ntshidi says Katlego Mathebe insisted that DA councillor Zweli Khumalo should take over.

[LISTEN] Nafasi water on desalination and rehabilitating our water supply

[LISTEN] Nafasi water on desalination and rehabilitating our water supply

Joanne Joseph speaks to CEO Suzie Nkambule about the new technology.

Popular articles
Considering emigration? Financial planner discusses the affordability of leaving

Considering emigration? Financial planner discusses the affordability of leaving

Can you afford to leave South Africa? Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Barry O'Mahony on what to consider before deciding.

'SAA’s collapse plays nicely into hands of a politically constrained Ramaphosa'

'SAA’s collapse plays nicely into hands of a politically constrained Ramaphosa'

After dithering for fear of spending political capital, SAA is now out of the President’s hands, says Pieter du Toit (News24).

Minister Fikile Mbalula appoints permanent Road Accident Fund board

Minister Fikile Mbalula appoints permanent Road Accident Fund board

Eyewitness News reporter Bonga Dlulane gives details of the new board and the mandate they have been given by the minister.

Jehova Retshepile Wena star Neyi Zimu has passed away

Jehova Retshepile Wena star Neyi Zimu has passed away

The Gospel star succumbed to a long illness on Wednesday night.

There is no Ubuntu in how Khanya Cekeshe has been treated - Thuli Madonsela

There is no Ubuntu in how Khanya Cekeshe has been treated - Thuli Madonsela

Former public protector says the eight-year sentence was too harsh and it shouldn't matter that he was not a Wits student.

[WATCH] Driver assisting a waste reclaimer push trolly up a hill goes viral

[WATCH] Driver assisting a waste reclaimer push trolly up a hill goes viral

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

‘South Africans are getting poorer and poorer because of politics’

‘South Africans are getting poorer and poorer because of politics’

SAA is a classic example, says Isaah Mhlanga, Chief Economist at Alexander Forbes Investments.

[VIDEO] People in amusement park thrown off ride in Thailand goes viral

[VIDEO] People in amusement park thrown off ride in Thailand goes viral

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.