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World Wetlands Day – 2 February 2024

Wetlands are the Earth’s most threatened ecosystem. Their role as reservoirs of biodiversity is under siege.  Biodiversity losses are rising and are tied to changes in land use. Meeting global biodiversity, climate and Sustainable Development Goals requires halting the loss of wetlands and rapidly scaling up restoration. Wetlands are at high risk from climate change,…
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Energy Efficiency Day – 4 October 2023

Energy Efficiency Day focusses on the many advantages of adopting efficient measures and behaviours that enable you to save money, reduce pollution, and create jobs. Energy efficiency means minimising the energy inputs needed to provide a desired energy service (i.e., using less electricity to power an office building). Energy efficiency decreases the financial costs of…
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World Habitat Day 2023 – 2 October 2023

The day is intended to remind the world that everyone has the power and the responsibility to shape the future of towns and cities. World Habitat Day was first celebrated in 1986 in Nairobi, Kenya, and the theme chosen for that year was "Shelter is My Right". Every year, World Habitat Day is celebrated in…
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National Transport Month 2023 – 1 to 31 October 2023

October was declared Transport Month in 2005 during the Transport Lekgotla. It is used to raise awareness on the important role of transport in the economy and to encourage participation from civil society and business, including the provision of a safe and more affordable, accessible, and reliable transport system in the country. The Department of…
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