South Africa: Minister calls for increased support for universities on climate change research

Engineering News, Creamer Media

"Through [government’s] proposed network with universities, we will build the profile of climate change adaptation as a legitimate focus for scholarship, teaching and research," said Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Buyelwa Sonjica, speaking at a South East African Climate Consortium.

“It is long overdue that partnerships need to be formed with government to provide the knowledge that might guide planners and managers in urban, rural and coastal areas, produce graduates and postgraduates in climate change, share expertise cost-effectively in teaching undergraduates and postgraduates, as well as promote public awareness and inspire actions for sustainability among everyone,” stated Sonjica.

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