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Motion Congratulating Durban for Winning Award for Clean Air

The African National Congress moves without notice: That the House

1) congratulates the city of Durban for being honoured with an Honorary Climate and Clean Air Award;
2) notes that the award was conferred on Durban for its Durban Landfill Conservancies project by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition in Bonn on November 12, 2017;
3) acknowledges that Durban's recent winning streak is indicative of the world class city that continues to share and learn through best practice in the field, and through global partnerships and networks;
4) believes that reducing dangerous air and climate pollutants is key to improving air quality, slowing the rate of climate change and provides multiple benefits for health, ecosystems and the sustainable development goal;
4) further believes that the Climate and Clean Air Awards recognises Durban's exceptional contributions and actions to implement projects, programmes, policies and practices that reduce short-lived climate pollutants, such as black carbon, methane, hydrofluorocarbons and tropospheric ozone;
5) recognises that having this award bestowed upon Durban indicates the city's seriousness about climate change and cares about the impacts it has on the community; and
6) wishes Durban well and much success in its commitment to reduce the carbon foot print, and leading by example in building a new resilient city.

     
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