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Climate change may change the way ocean waves impact 50% of the world's coastlines
Climate change may change the way ocean waves impact 50% of the world's coastlinesArticle

The rise in sea levels is not the only way climate change will affect the coasts...

Mark Hemer, Ian Young, Joao Morim Nascimento, Nobuhito Mori 21 hours ago

Carolina Minio-Paluello, global head of solutions, Lombard Odier
Green bonds are helping investors take action against climate changeArticle

Climate change is one of the most pressing sustainability challenges investors are facing today. It presents a systemic risk that is very difficult for investors to diversify away...

Carolina Minio-Paluello 29 Jul 2019

South Africa’s agriculture and food production industries are exempt from the carbon tax - for now. Shutterstock
South Africa's carbon tax matters - for the economy and tackling climate changeArticle

Carbon tax is likely to be an effective way of mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, which lead to climate change and have negative consequences for human life...

Mmatlou Kalaba & Heinrich Bohlmann 18 Jul 2019

Arctic ice loss is worrying, but the giant stirring in the South could be even worse
Arctic ice loss is worrying, but the giant stirring in the South could be even worseArticle

A record start to summer ice melt in Greenland this year has drawn attention to the northern ice sheet. We will have to wait to see if 2019 continues to break ice-melt records...

Nerilie Abram, Matthew England, and Matt King 15 Jul 2019

GBCSA chair Nkosinathi Manzana to sit on World Green Building Council board
GBCSA chair Nkosinathi Manzana to sit on World Green Building Council boardArticle

Green Building Council South Africa board chair Nkosinathi Manzana has been appointed as a director to the World Green Building Council (WGBC) board as of 1 July 2019...

3 Jul 2019

A worker makes coal chips for combustion in Calcutta. India’s demand for energy is growing fast. EPA/PIYAL ADHIKARY
Retire all existing and planned fossil fuel power plants to limit warming to 1.5°CArticle

It will be very difficult to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by enough to halt global heating at 1.5°C - the threshold at which catastrophic climate change becomes more likely...

Marcelle McManus 3 Jul 2019

Ripple effect of carbon tax on Customs and Excise Laws
Ripple effect of carbon tax on Customs and Excise LawsArticle

The Carbon Tax Act and Customs and Excise Amendment Act were approved by the President in May, with the purpose of the latter to provide for the administration and collection of Carbon Tax revenue...

Virusha Subban and Matthew Tout 7 Jun 2019

Civil society concerned over South Africa's weak carbon tax
Civil society concerned over South Africa's weak carbon taxArticle

The African Climate Reality Project (ACRP) welcomes the implementation of a carbon tax in South Africa as of 1 June 2019...

Noelle Garcin 3 Jun 2019

Moving to a low-carbon future - why banks and companies need to step up
Moving to a low-carbon future - why banks and companies need to step upArticle

The clock is ticking on climate change. We currently have more greenhouse gases in our atmosphere than at any time in human history...

Bill Winters 31 May 2019

Carbon tax revenues could be harnessed to help South Africa's poor
Carbon tax revenues could be harnessed to help South Africa's poorArticle

Climate change needs urgent action by all countries, and by all means...

Harald Winkler and Andrew Marquard 31 May 2019

Sharp rise in electric car sales important in slowing pace of global warming
Sharp rise in electric car sales important in slowing pace of global warmingArticle

According to Andrew Howard, head of sustainable research at Schroders, a sharp rise in electric car sales and an increase in public concern towards climate change have helped in further slowing the pace of global warming...

30 May 2019

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What carbon tax means to energy-intensive businessesArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed the Carbon Tax Act into law and it will come into effect on 1 June 2019 to reduce the impact of climate change following the polluter-must-pay-principle, taxing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions...

28 May 2019

Big Pharma emits more greenhouse gases than the automotive industry
Big Pharma emits more greenhouse gases than the automotive industryArticle

Rarely does mention of the pharmaceutical industry conjure up images of smoke stacks, pollution and environmental damage...

Lotfi Belkhir 28 May 2019

Rendering of Japan's 2020 Olympic stadium. Source: Renewable Energy World
How Japan's renewables-powered Olympics could kick off a global race for clean energyArticle

Japan is aiming to host the first Olympic Games powered solely by renewable sources...

Niki J P Alsford 20 May 2019

Draft climate change adaptation strategy open for public comment
Draft climate change adaptation strategy open for public commentArticle

Environmental Affairs Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has published the Draft National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for public comment...

20 May 2019

Using the cloud responsibly for a greener future
Using the cloud responsibly for a greener futureArticle

Whether you believe in anthropomorphic climate change or not, there is one intangible truth which is impossible to dispute...

Johan Scheepers 15 May 2019

Energy Minister, Jeff Radebe
#AUW2019: Coal still critical to IRP, Radebe saysArticle

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe's vague promise that South Africa's long-overdue energy blueprint, the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), will be "concluded imminently" did, however, clearly indicate that coal would still play a prominent role in the country's energy mix...

Nicci Botha 15 May 2019

To solve climate change and biodiversity loss, we need a Global Deal for Nature
To solve climate change and biodiversity loss, we need a Global Deal for NatureArticle

Earth's cornucopia of life has evolved over 550 million years. Along the way, five mass extinction events have caused serious setbacks to life on our planet...

Greg Asner 2 May 2019

Smart housing could help reduce environmental impact of rapidly urbanising Africa
Smart housing could help reduce environmental impact of rapidly urbanising AfricaArticle

Hundreds of millions more Africans are predicted to live in cities over the next three decades as the continent rapidly urbanises...

18 Apr 2019

Revised Carbon Tax Bill introduced to Parliament
Revised Carbon Tax Bill introduced to ParliamentArticle

Last week the minister of finance introduced the revised Carbon Tax Bill (Bill) to Parliament, which aims to give effect to South Africa's objectives and commitments to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions...

Gillian Niven & Nirvasha Singh 2 Apr 2019

SA's energy supply from Cahora Bassa dam in Mozambique was interrupted by Cyclone Idai
Renewables: The cheaper, cleaner choice for SAArticle

Phasing out coal in the power sector by 2040 would allow SA to fulfil its commitment to the Paris Agreement goal of limiting warming to well below 2°C without significant impact on the economy...

1 Apr 2019

Cyclone Idai 'yet another alarm bell' signalling impacts of climate change - Guterres
Cyclone Idai 'yet another alarm bell' signalling impacts of climate change - GuterresArticle

UN secretary-general António Guterres has warned that vulnerable countries like Mozambique would be hit the hardest by climate change unless urgent action is taken...

27 Mar 2019

Climate change: Africa confronts global warming
Climate change: Africa confronts global warmingArticle

Record global greenhouse gas emissions are putting the world on a path toward unacceptable warming, with serious implications for development prospects in Africa...

Dan Shepard 22 Mar 2019

Are our cities effectively planning for climate change?
Are our cities effectively planning for climate change?Article

In 2006, pioneering cities such as London and Durban started integrating climate change in their policies and plans...

Marta Olazabal 7 Mar 2019

The carbon tax is coming, and SA business is not ready
The carbon tax is coming, and SA business is not readyArticle

Are you prepared for carbon tax?...

Issued by Eskilz College 21 Feb 2019

Climate action helps companies build reputations and attract investors
Climate action helps companies build reputations and attract investorsArticle

This year, climate change topped off the agenda at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland...

Rumina Dhalla 21 Feb 2019

Improving African research capacity a key ingredient for sustainable development
Improving African research capacity a key ingredient for sustainable developmentArticle

Participants in the recent meeting of the Climate Research for Development (CR4D) Institutional Collaboration Platform (ICP) in Uganda adopted a five-year strategic plan that emphasises three climate research priority areas...

21 Feb 2019

How to fight climate change in agriculture while protecting jobs
How to fight climate change in agriculture while protecting jobsArticle

Agriculture has become a carbon-intensive endeavour. Crop, livestock and fossil fuel use in agriculture account for about 25 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions...

Laxmi Pant 18 Feb 2019

Are you ready for the sustainability revolution?
Are you ready for the sustainability revolution?Article

While it is one of five megatrends that are set to have an undeniable effect on the world we live in, sustainability extends far beyond the single, albeit very important, issue of climate change...

Patrick Odier 11 Feb 2019

L-R: SA's minister of environmental affairs Nomvula Mokonyane; Kumi Naidoo, secretary general of Amnesty International; Guy Ryder, director-general of the International Labour Organisation
Cape Town to host upcoming global green economy conferenceArticle

Under the theme 'Advancing Inclusive and Sustainable Economies', South Africa will host the third Partnership for Action on the Green Economy (PAGE) Ministerial Conference at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, 10-11 January...

9 Jan 2019

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

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...

Simon Clarke 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 changeArticle

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...

3 Jan 2019

Task force on digital financing of UN SDGs launched
Task force on digital financing of UN SDGs launchedArticle

UN secretary-general António Guterres late last month announced the launch of a global task force charged with recommending strategies to harness the potential of financial technology to advance the Sustainable Development Goals...

31 Dec 2018

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

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...

23 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 blameArticle

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

Henrik Selin and Rebecca Cowing 19 Dec 2018

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

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...

18 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 inadequateArticle

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

Kate Dooley 18 Dec 2018

Tourism Minister, Derek Hanekom
SA increasing efforts on climate changeArticle

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

13 Dec 2018

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Nigeria's depleting fish stocks may pose a threat to regional securityArticle

As a relatively poor country with relatively rich seas, Nigeria is also vulnerable to illegal fishing by foreign vessels, predominantly from China...

Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood 13 Dec 2018

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

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...

Adnan Amin 5 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 survivalArticle

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

Henry D. Jacoby and Jennifer Morris 5 Dec 2018

Garyn Rapson, partner at Webber Wentzel
Some take outs on carbon taxArticle

After more than eight years in the making, South Africa's carbon tax law is expected to take effect on 1 June 2019...

Garyn Rapson 3 Dec 2018

Mboweni tables Carbon Tax Bill
Mboweni tables Carbon Tax BillArticle

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

Kantar TNS and other WPP agencies help Sir David Attenborough become the voice of millions at critical UN climate talks
Kantar TNS and other WPP agencies help Sir David Attenborough become the voice of millions at critical UN climate talksArticle

Sir David Attenborough, one of the world's most famous naturalists, will bring the voice of millions of citizens to the UN Climate Change Conference later this year as part of a new UN campaign, the People's Seat...

Issued by Kantar 22 Nov 2018

Not enough being invested to meet energy goals
Not enough being invested to meet energy goalsArticle

The finance required to close electricity gaps remain dramatically short of what is needed to meet global energy goals by 2030...

21 Nov 2018

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

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

Reppie thermal plant. Photo: Cambridge Industries
Africa's bumpy road to sustainable energyArticle

Sub-Saharan Africa produces approximately 62-million tonnes of waste per year, including plastic waste, according to the World Bank...

Eleni Mourdoukoutas 12 Nov 2018

New report paints disturbing picture of humanity pushing nature to the brink
New report paints disturbing picture of humanity pushing nature to the brinkArticle

The report, which comes out every two years, presents a sobering picture of the impact of human activity on the world's wildlife, forests, oceans, rivers and climate....

5 Nov 2018

UN helps developing nations improve forest monitoring, management
UN helps developing nations improve forest monitoring, managementArticle

The UN's REDD programme has boosted forest monitoring capacities through data by generating detailed maps, statistics and studies on forest-use that were not possible previously.

22 Oct 2018

Gaopalelwe Santswere
South Africa risks losing its strategic nuclear leading roleArticle

South Africa risks losing its permanent seat at the International Atomic Energy Agency board of governors if Egypt brings its recently signed 4,800MW nuclear power contract on line...

Gaopalelwe Santswere 17 Oct 2018

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