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Earth Hour Awareness Campaign Presentation

  1. 1. MASHUDU MUNDALAMO ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: RENEWABLE ENERGY CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION SECTOR COORDINATION UNIT [email_address] 012 310 3414 Climate Change Presentation (Earth Hour Awareness Campaign)
  2. 2. Overview of this Presentation <ul><ul><li>The Science of Climate Change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>South Africa’s GHGs Emission Profile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Earth Hour Campaign </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy Efficiency Measures </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. The science of the Climate Change <ul><li>Climate change is defined as a change of climate which is attributed directly or indirectly to human activity that alters the composition of the global </li></ul><ul><li>Warming of the climate system is unequivocal , as is now evident from observations of increases in global average air and ocean temperatures, widespread melting of snow and ice, and rising global mean sea level. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Green House Effect
  5. 5. Global mean temperatures are rising faster with time Period Rate 50 0.128  0.026 Years  /decade 100 0.074  0.018 Warmest 12 years: 1998,2005,2003,2002,2004,2006, 2001,1997,1995,1999, 1990 ,2000
  6. 6. The Global Challenge <ul><li>The observations </li></ul><ul><li>Global Mean Temperature </li></ul><ul><li>Global Average Sea Level </li></ul><ul><li>Northern hemisphere snow cover </li></ul><ul><li>Changes in temperature, sea level and Northern Hemisphere Snow Cover </li></ul>
  7. 15. Background of Earth Hour Campaign <ul><li>Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million homes and businesses turned their lights off for one hour to make their stand against climate change </li></ul><ul><li>Earth Hour had become a global sustainability movement with more than 50 million people across 35 countries participating </li></ul><ul><li>Earth Hour has done a lot to raise awareness of climate change issues. </li></ul><ul><li>Visit www. to pledge your support. </li></ul><ul><li>Earth Hour 2010 takes place on Saturday 27 March at 8.30pm (local time). </li></ul>
  8. 18. Energy Saving Tips <ul><li>Improved energy efficiency of lightning's by using compact fluorescent lights lamps (CFL) instead of Incascadent Bulbs </li></ul><ul><li>Improved heat insulation and building designs </li></ul><ul><li>Switch off the geyser </li></ul><ul><li>Install aerated shower heads to minimize hot water consumption </li></ul><ul><li>Switch lights off </li></ul><ul><li>Keep lids on the pot when you cook to conserve heat and energy; </li></ul><ul><li>Dont leave electrical appliances switched on when not in use. </li></ul><ul><li>Boil only the amount of water you need instead of a full pot or kettle </li></ul><ul><li>Close the fridge door every time you take things out. Check that the seal closes properly </li></ul>
  9. 19. Continues………………. <ul><li>Do all your ironing at the same time instead of in little bits; </li></ul><ul><li>Install large north-facing windows </li></ul><ul><li>Install a solar water-heater instead of an electric geyser; </li></ul><ul><li>Use the sun to dry washed clothes instead of a tumble drier </li></ul>
  10. 20. Conclusion <ul><li>As a coal based economy with high energy intensive industries, There is a need for the country to join hands with international community in raising awareness around Climate Change. </li></ul>
  11. 21. <ul><li>THANX FOR YOUR KIND ATTENTION </li></ul>