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The impact of solar photovoltaic technologies at the municipal level

22nd October 2018 As the costs of solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies continue to decrease and electricity prices continue to increase, a significant number of people have already invested in PV, generating their own electricity through renewable energy. The benefits to this trend in terms of carbon emissions are... 

First African company announces science-based greenhouse gas target

By: African News Agency      19th July 2018 Emira Property Fund has become the first African and South African company to have a greenhouse gas emissions target approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The initiative is a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute and the World... 

Mining materials haulage system among receivers of enviro recognition

By: Ilan Solomons     1st July 2016 Conservation organisation World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) South Africa has announced the three winners of the 2016 South African Climate Solver Awards in recognition of innovations that reduce carbon emissions or boost access to clean energy. They are Heliolab, a “revolutionary” heliostat... 

Is South Africa fudging its figures?

25th August 2015 WWF South Africa is concerned by the vague and defensive position taken by the SA government in its latest climate change statement of intent (its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution – INDC   to the 21st United Nations climate change negotiations conference). There is much room for... 

Big decline in vertebrate species over last 40 years, WWF warns  

By: Schalk Burger     24th October 2014 The World Wide Fund for Nature’s (WWF’s) 2014 Living Planet Index (LPI) indicates that there has been a 52% decline in vertebrate species since 1970. The Index tracked the trends of 10 000 discrete populations of over 3000 vertebrate species between 1970 and 2010. 

International plantation summit looks at forestry for the future

18th June 2014 Cape Town is playing host to an international forestry meeting, the New Generation Plantations annual summit that will look at challenges facing the forestry industry today. The summit, that takes place at the Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town on 18 and 19 June, will look at two of the most important... 

WWF Climate Solvers initiative to promote businesses addressing climate change 

By: Leandi Kolver     12th November 2013 The call for nominations in the World Wide Fund’s (WWF’s) South African leg of the Climate Solvers initiative was open, with the application deadline extended to November 21, the organisation said on Tuesday. Climate Solvers was a global WWF initiative through which the organisation aimed to... 

Company Annoucements:Unprecedented rate of change in climate demands action

By: Creamer Media Reporter      30th September 2013 Climate change is happening faster, more intensely and, in many cases, at an unprecedented rate of change, according to the Fifth Assessment Working Group 1 report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. This demands action. “There are few surprises in this report but the increase in... 

WWF calls for the immediate release of Greenpeace members

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd September 2013 WWF is calling for the immediate release of the 30 crew members of Greenpeace's ship the Arctic Sunrise, currently detained by Russian authorities after a peaceful protest against Gazprom’s risky Arctic offshore oil project Prirazlomnoye. Two Greenpeace activists climbed the Prirazlomnoye oil... 

Concerns that gas could undermine renewable-energy development

By: Samantha Herbst     5th July 2013 Increasing the role of gas may be one answer to a low-carbon economy, but it could also undermine support for renewable energy, said Mac Consulting principal consultant Dave Collins at a business breakfast hosted by the firm last month. He explained that, for the last decade, the gradual rise of... 

China retains position as top clean energy technology manufacturer 

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     5th June 2012 China maintained its position as the top global clean energy technology (cleantech) manufacturing country in 2011, a report commissioned by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) shows. The third edition of the ‘Clean Economy, Living Planet’ ranked 25 countries based on the 2011 sales of the... 

WWF warns of over-consumption, calls for sustainable policies 

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     15th May 2012 The ever-growing demand for resources, driven by a growing global population, which could hit 10.9-billion by 2050, is putting “tremendous” pressure on the planet’s biodiversity and is threatening South Africa’s future security, health and well-being, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) said in... 

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