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Project Details
Organisation(s) involved: City of Cape Town, University of Cape Town, University of the Western Cape, EnAct and Danish Government Development Funding (Danida)
Project Objective/ Description: With the completion of a range of climate change risk assessments and an increase in knowledge of future vulnerabilities, local government must consider its own liability and governance in terms of its delegations in approving plans and developments. One of the key drivers for change in the future will be legal accountability and liability for future impacts on private property and commercial developments.  The City is often constrained in taking proactive action through layers of bureaucracy and legislation.  Does the urgency of climate change create a new policy environment that will allow faster more directed action that is not slowed through bureaucratic means?
Location: The City of Cape Town
Contact: Susan Mosdell, Susan.mosdell@capetown.gov.za