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Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

SDG 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

SDG 13 commits the international community to take urgent action on climate change mitigation and adaptation, noting the need for awareness-raising, capacity-building and financing. Climate risk is the most important systemic risk for the near future, but climate change is proceeding faster than humanity is tackling the problem.

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Reduce inequality within and among countries

SDG 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries

SDG 10 aims to reduce inequality within and among countries. Inequality can erode trust and leave the most marginalized behind. At the same time, reduced inequality is associated with stronger, more sustainable growth.

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Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

SDG 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

SDG 8 promotes sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all. It includes higher levels of productivity and technological innovation, encouraging entrepreneurship and decent job creation, access to financial services and protecting labour rights.

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#TEP2018 – Rearview mirror

For two weeks in April 2018, a team of four traversed a route not travelled since #TEP2012, from Soweto to Cape Town, re-visiting towns and projects as well as identifying new collaborators.

Read on for project highlights and volunteer Alessia’s personal review! Read More

#TEP2018 – Second week on the road

For two weeks in April 2018, a team of four traversed a route not travelled since #TEP2012, from Soweto to Cape Town, re-visiting towns and projects as well as identifying new collaborators.
Read on for a daily recap of the volunteers’ activities during the second week! Read More

#TEP2018 – First week on the road

For two weeks in April 2018, a team of four traversed a route not travelled since #TEP2012, from Soweto to Cape Town, re-visiting towns and projects as well as identifying new collaborators.
Read on for a daily recap of the volunteers’ activities!

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#TEP2013 Route 3 – Along the Sea You Later

Dyer Island Conservation Trust, Gansbaai
We managed to fit in a last-minute but very worthwhile meeting with Wilfred and Allison of the Dyer Island Conservation Trust in Gansbaai. The Trust was established in 2006 and clearly carries the passion of everyone involved. The eco-tourism activities of Dyer Island Cruises and Marine Dynamics, which have been awarded whale watching and shark cage diving permits, provide much of the financial backing for the Trust’s core activities. Read More

#TEP2013 Route 3 – Southernmost Projects

Agulhas Biodiversity Initiative
We visited the Agulhas Biodiversity Initiative (ABI) offices in Bredasdorp and were intrigued to learn about the similarities between some of the objectives of both ABI and The EXPEDITION Project. Like The EXPEDITION Project and among its many objectives, ABI aims to facilitate and improve networking and coordination between like-minded groups, with a particular focus on conservation in the Overberg. Specifically, its objectives are known as their “5 C’s”: Convene interested and affected parties; Collate information and data; Communication facilitation; Conceptualisation of projects; and Cash raising.

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#TEP2013 Route 3 – Hessequa Highlights

Riversdale: Ha!qua Youth Program
From the outside it looked like there was nothing going on, which made sense since our visit fell during the school holidays. At closer inspection, it was clear that we couldn’t have been more wrong. The hive of activity and range of projects running at Ha!qua Youth Program surprised all of us.  Read More

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