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Impact of heatwave on human health and climate change mitigation

Publication Date: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

The current heat conditions in South Africa have affected the already dry and drought-stricken country, aggravating existing vulnerabilities and affecting sectors such as water and agriculture.

CSIR researchers will share insights and give projections on climate change across South Africa. Researchers will also give helpful tips on how to mitigate the impact of climate change.

Contact Person

David Mandaha

+27 (12) 841 3652/072 126 8910

dmandaha@csir.co.za

Media briefing

Climate change experts from the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) will brief the media on the current status of climate change in the country, and shed light on the complex health impacts it has on South Africans.

The current heat conditions in South Africa have affected the already dry and drought-stricken country, aggravating existing vulnerabilities and affecting sectors such as water and agriculture.

CSIR researchers will share insights and give projections on climate change across South Africa. Researchers will also give helpful tips on how to mitigate the impact of climate change.

Media is invited to the briefing as follows:

Date: Thursday, 31 October 2019
Time: 11:00 – 13:00
Venue: CSIR main campus, Pretoria, Building 20, Baobab Boardroom.

RSVP: Contact Ms Kgauhelo Dioka on 073 398 8633 or email kdioka@csir.co.za

N.B: Please remember to come with original form of identification.

Enquiries:

David Mandaha: CSIR Media Relations Manager
Tel: 072 126 8910/012 841 3654
Email: dmandaha@csir.co.za

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