The City of Cape Town has achieved a place on the environmental impact non-profit organisation Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) Cities A-List of best performing global cities.
In 2018, CDP scored cities from A to D based on their carbon disclosure. The score indicates how effectively cities are managing, measuring and tackling greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to climate risks.
Only 7% or 43 of the 625 global cities who reported their environmental data through CDP received an A grade.
Cape Town is the only city on the African continent to have received this distinction.
Mayor Dan Plato says while they are proud of this achievement, the City will continue to step up action towards building a more sustainable future for residents.
The City reports on its energy and climate data and actions to the CDP on an annual basis. The 2019 cycle is currently under way.
One of the initiatives to move toward cleaner sources of energy and a lower carbon developmental pathway is the City’s issuing of a Request for Information (RFI) to appeal for innovative sustainable energy solutions that the City could consider for implementation in the future.