CSI Trends 2019

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Kim Winstanley, chief growth officer and partner at Worx Group.
#BizTrends2019: Going green has never been more golden

The year 2018 was packed with environmental buzzwords. Sustainable, eco-friendly, low-carbon footprint, and upcycle are just some of the words that we are used to hearing in conversations with our clients, and for good reason...

By Kim Winstanley 1 day ago

New study reveals CT drought made 3 times more likely by climate change
New study reveals CT drought made 3 times more likely by climate change

Man-made climate change and its effect on rainfall made the drought in South Africa's Western Cape province over the past few years about three times more likely...

14 Jan 2019

New study released outlining key investment priorities for addressing climate change
New study released outlining key investment priorities for addressing climate change

SouthSouthNorth has released an independent study on the potential private sector investment priorities that support South Africa's climate change outcomes...

11 Jan 2019

IBIS consulting director and climate change expert Simon Clarke
#BizTrends2019: Climate paradox or progress?

2018 was a year of paradox. The scientific signals of global warming are significantly stronger. The frequency, intensity and cost of weather impacts escalates. But the backtracking and general malaise...

By Simon Clarke 7 Jan 2019

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Microbial aromas might save crops from drought

If you've ever walked in a forest following the first rainfall after a dry spell, you would recall a sweet, fresh and powerfully evocative smell. This earthy-smelling substance is geosmin, a chemical released into the air by a soil-dwelling bacteria called actinomycetes...

By Ruth Schmidt 4 Jan 2019

The European Union and the Republic of Mauritius step up their partnership in climate change. (Source: Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Mauritius and the Republic of Seychelles)
EU, Mauritius step up partnership on climate change

The Government of Mauritius and the European Union held a High Level Policy Dialogue on Climate Change following the 2018 United Nations Climate Change Conference...

4 Jan 2019

How will climate change affect our eating habits in 30 years time?
How will climate change affect our eating habits in 30 years time?

Researchers and scientists say we'll need to intensify the use of drought-tolerant food sources such as seaweed and more...

By Taahirah Martin 3 Jan 2019

If citizens think they’ll personally and financially benefit from a carbon tax, maybe politicians would take action.
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Want citizens to care about climate change? Write them a cheque

Climate scientists insist in a recent report that fundamental changes in how energy is consumed and supplied are urgently required to avoid serious damage to life and property...

By Abhishek Kar & Hisham Zerriffi 3 Jan 2019

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Do climate policies 'kill jobs'? An economist on why they don't cause massive unemployment

Climate change will hammer the US economy unless there's swift action to rein in greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels, according to the latest National Climate Assessment report...

By Garth Heutel 28 Dec 2018

Politcal uncertainty - the only Achilles heel in SA's renewables marketability
Politcal uncertainty - the only Achilles heel in SA's renewables marketability

Although most G20 countries, including several emerging countries, have enhanced their conditions for investments in low-carbon energy in the past year, more has to be undertaken in order to meet the Paris climate targets...

24 Dec 2018

6 African climate change science researchers awarded AIMS grants
6 African climate change science researchers awarded AIMS grants

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) recently announced the first cohort of the Small Research Grants in Climate Change Science...

24 Dec 2018

What's your beef? How 'carbon labels' can steer us towards environmentally friendly food choices
What's your beef? How 'carbon labels' can steer us towards environmentally friendly food choices

What did you have for dinner last night? Might you have made a different choice if you had a simple way to compare the environmental impacts of different foods?

By Adrian R. Camilleri, Dalia Patino-Echeverri and Ri 20 Dec 2018

Global warming has already raised the risk of more severe droughts in Cape Town
Global warming has already raised the risk of more severe droughts in Cape Town

Between 2015 and 2017 South Africa's South Western Cape region experienced three of its lowest rainfall years on record...

By Mark New, Friederike Otto and Piotr Wolski 20 Dec 2018

Milestone charter sees fashion giants pledge to reduce emissions
Milestone charter sees fashion giants pledge to reduce emissions

The global fashion sector has increased momentum to address climate change by launching the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action. Premier fashion brands, retailers, and supplier organisations have agreed...

19 Dec 2018

Cargo ships are emitting boatloads of carbon, and nobody wants to take the blame
Cargo ships are emitting boatloads of carbon, and nobody wants to take the blame

Maritime shipping transports 90% of the goods traded around the world by volume...

By Henrik Selin and Rebecca Cowing 19 Dec 2018

We finally have the rulebook for the Paris Agreement, but global climate action is still inadequate
We finally have the rulebook for the Paris Agreement, but global climate action is still inadequate

Three years after the Paris Agreement was struck, we now finally know the rules...

By Kate Dooley 18 Dec 2018

Tourism Minister, Derek Hanekom
SA increasing efforts on climate change

South Africa is scaling-up its current ambitious efforts to address climate change, says Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom...

13 Dec 2018

We can't know the future cost of climate change. Let's focus on the cost of avoiding it instead
We can't know the future cost of climate change. Let's focus on the cost of avoiding it instead

As delegates at the UN climate summit in Katowice, Poland, discuss the possibility of restraining global warming to 1.5?, it might sound like a reasonable question to ask how much money it will cost if they fail...

By Jack Pezzey 13 Dec 2018

SA showcases climate change programmes
SA showcases climate change programmes

South Africa has showcased the country's Climate Change Near-Term Priority Flagship Programmes on the sidelines of the international climate change talks, currently taking place in Katowice...

12 Dec 2018

SA companies invest R9.7bn in CSI
SA companies invest R9.7bn in CSI

Companies spent an estimated R9.7bn on corporate social investment (CSI) in South Africa in 2018 - a 7% year-on-year increase in rand terms (2017: R9.1bn)...

Issued by Trialogue 11 Dec 2018

COP24: Raising the bar on re-imagining a resilient, sustainable future
COP24: Raising the bar on re-imagining a resilient, sustainable future

Africa is one of the fastest urbanising regions in the world, and it is widely accepted that the rapid urbanisation of its burgeoning big cities will play a vital role in the continent's continued growth and development...

By Kate Stubbs 10 Dec 2018

In Zambia businesses in the food processing sector, are in for a tough time. flickr/Simon Hess
Small businesses in Africa will be on the frontline of climate change

Climate change is going to have huge consequences all over the world, especially in Africa...

By Kate Gannon, & Declan Conway 6 Dec 2018

Call for large-scale energy transformation
Call for large-scale energy transformation

The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report Global Warming of 1.5 °C has underlined the urgency of taking decisive action to tackle climate change...

By Adnan Amin 6 Dec 2018

Why the next two years are critical for the Paris climate deal's survival
Why the next two years are critical for the Paris climate deal's survival

A mounting sense of urgency will greet negotiators as they arrive at this year's United Nations Climate Change Conference in Poland...

By Henry D. Jacoby and Jennifer Morris 5 Dec 2018

Many African countries are flooding, risking decades of development if they do not adapt
Many African countries are flooding, risking decades of development if they do not adapt

Most African countries have made strong progress in achieving major development goals in the last few years. Despite this much needed progress, the past decade has seen flooding damage or destroy much of this same infrastructure,..

By Olalekan Adekola 3 Dec 2018

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4 ways our cities can cut transport emissions in a hurry: avoid, shift, share and improve

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently warned that global warming could reach 1.5? as early as 2030...

By Hussein Dia 30 Nov 2018

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Africa to feature on Al Gore's 8th annual 24 Hours of Reality broadcast

The Climate Reality Project's eighth annual 24 Hours of Reality broadcast will showcase South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Middle East and North Africa...

23 Nov 2018

Mboweni tables Carbon Tax Bill
Mboweni tables Carbon Tax Bill

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has tabled the Carbon Tax Bill in Parliament, giving effect to the announcements made in the 2017 and 2018 Budget statements...

22 Nov 2018

SA energy the dirtiest in the G20, report says
SA energy the dirtiest in the G20, report says

The University of Cape Town's annual Brown to Green Report found that South Africa has the highest emission intensity in the G20 power sector...

16 Nov 2018

Wind turbines aren't quite 'apex predators', but the truth is far more interesting
Wind turbines aren't quite 'apex predators', but the truth is far more interesting

Wind turbines are, it appears, everywhere. Even if you can't see some on the horizon on your way into work every day, it is hard to miss the continual news coverage...

By Jeroen Minderman 8 Nov 2018

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