Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Spatial Planning and Environment, Alderman Marian Nieuwoudt, recently joined mural artist of CareCreative, Claire Homewood, to see her recently completed mural at the Fish Hoek Beach law enforcement building.
This community-led and -funded initiative aims to educate the public about the rise in sea levels, what it means for Cape Town, and how residents can lower their carbon footprint in an effort to mitigate the rise in sea level into the future.
The City's Coastal Management team has supported the initiative by assisting with application and providing concepts for the design.
Global sea levels have risen approximately 21-24cm since 1880, with about 7-8cm in just the last 25 years. Sea levels continue to rise at a rate of about 3.175mm per year.
Sea levels affect flooding, shoreline erosion, and hazards from storms. This is especially concerning as eight of the world's 10 largest cities are near a coast.