Press Release

The United Nations in South Africa “Raise the Game for Climate Action” Campaign “Changepreneur Series” Launch

08 November 2021

The campaign will focus on different geographies across South Africa facing the biggest threats from climate change and bring individuals, civil society, and SMEs that are already working towards a sustainable economy to the centre of the discussion with local and provincial governments to showcase how the transition is already happening and elevate the calls for ambitious climate goals.

Pretoria – The UN in South Africa’s the Raise the Game for Climate Action campaign is today launching the “Changepreneur Video Series”.  The Video series is intended to showcase businesses and organisations that are raising the game for climate action as part of their business functions.  

The campaign will focus on different geographies across South Africa facing the biggest threats from climate change and bring individuals, civil society, and SMEs that are already working towards a sustainable economy to the centre of the discussion with local and provincial governments to showcase how the transition is already happening and elevate the calls for ambitious climate goals. We will amplify their voices, share their stories and get these communities to lead in defining South Africa’s climate story. 

The “Raise the Game for Climate Action ” campaign launched on 29 July, the month of the Mandela Day commemorations to galvanize the support of climate change ‘champions’ across different sectors and geographies to call for an accelerated drive towards a sustainable economy; whilst raising awareness of the need for inclusive community engagement in the fight against climate change by showcasing the stories of the individuals and SMEs, especially micro-enterprises in communities that are already leading the way.    

Links to the videos can be found here:  

“Changepreneur Video Series” Champions for “#RaiseTheGame for #ClimateAction” Campaign “Changepreneur Series” Launch South Africa 

Babalwa Mpayipeli - Field Worker at Abalimi Bezekhaya Babalwa Mpayipeli - “Changepreneur Series” 

Rhian Berning - CEO of  ECO Flats Rhian Berning, CEO of Eco Atlas Flats -  “Changepreneur Series” 

Lauren Hermanus, CEO at Adapt - Lauren Hermanus, CEO at Adapt - “Changepreneur Series” 

Simon Hazell, CEO of Inesco Simon Hazell, CEO of Inseco 

Nonhlanhla Joye, Founder and CEO of Umbige Nonhlanhla Joye,  05 Nov 2021 

Sarah Collins, CEO Wonderbag Sarah Collins, CEO Wonderbag: “Changepreneur Series” 05 Nov 2021 

 

Media agencies are welcome to retweet, repost the videos on their platforms.  

For interviews and media enquiries, please contact Zeenat Abdool, UN South Africa - Associate Public Information Officer, at abdool@un.org or 0827788080 

 

The United Nations in South Africa “Raise the Game for Climate Action” Campaign “Changepreneur Series” Launch

Zeenat Abdool

Zeenat Abdool

UNIC
Communications Officer

UN entities involved in this initiative

UNIC
United Nations Information Centre