The Transport and Urban Development Authority (TDA) helps to implement the City of Cape Town’s Environmental Strategy, working with a range of other departments and external partners to ensure Cape Town’s long-term environmental sustainability.
"Cape Town is a special place – a beautiful coastal city with world-renowned biodiversity and a rich cultural heritage. However, our natural and cultural environment is increasingly under pressure from a range of factors including climate change. We are serious about following a holistic approach to sustainability and about managing our environment in a way that enhances economic opportunities and social wellbeing. It is, however, not only the responsibility of the City and its partners to protect and conserve this wonderful place we call home – every single one of us has a role to play."
- Osman Asmal, TDA Director: Environmental Management
State of The Environment Report 2018
The State of Environment Report is an essential monitoring and evaluation tool that is used to identify and report on changes to the city’s natural environment and the goods and services it provides. Recording and reporting such changes is an essential step in working towards ensuring appropriate action is taken to reduce risks to the environment and address environmental degradation. This report provides a snapshot of the state of the environment at a particular moment in time, but more importantly, shows trends in the state of the environment over time. This supports informed environmental decision-making.