Preliminary Program

What role does impact assessment play in helping to reduce the effects of climate change? Join us in Cape Town for Celsius 1.5: Impact Assessment and Climate Change, an international symposium taking place 26-28 September 2022.

Experts from six continents will present their work and ideas at this symposium. Presentations will cover a range of pertinent and thought-provoking topics relevant to the three symposium sub themes: climate change in impact assessmentbest practices in resilient and low-carbon cities, and Africa’s transition to a low-carbon economy.

The Executive Mayor of Cape Town, Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis, will welcome participants with a Keynote Address at the symposium. Other confirmed presenters include:

  • Bryony Walmsley, Director, Southern African Institute for Environmental Assessment (South Africa)
  • Andrew Gilder, Climate Legal (South Africa)
  • Charles Kelly, Disaster Management Consultant (USA)
  • Ishaku Maitumbi, Senior Technical  Advisor (MRTPI), UN-Habitat (Kenya)
  • Peter Nelson, Principal and Director, Planning Green Futures Ltd (United Kingdom & Sierra Leone)
  • Grant Wilson, Executive Director, Earth Law Center (USA)
  • Diego Rodriguez, Lead Water Economist, World Bank (South Africa)
  • Nicholas King, Research Unit for Environmental Science and Management, North-West University (South Africa)
  • Guy Midgley, Dist Professor and Acting Director, School for Climate Studies, Stellenbosch University (South Africa)
  • Sarah Goodbrand, Senior Climate Change Advisor, Promethium Carbon (South Africa)
  • Yaw Amoyaw-Osei, Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Environment and Health Research and Training (Ghana)


More details on the symposium sessions will follow soon. For now, check out the tentative schedule below and read more about the pre-symposium special events.

SA CC Schedule Chart


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