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Climate Change News

Durban unveils low-carbon road map ahead of climate gathering 

By: Christy van der Merwe     23rd August 2011 The Academy of Science of South Africa has produced a report highlighting climate change mitigation and adaptation opportunities for the city of Durban entitled ‘Towards a Low Carbon City: Focus on Durban’. The report was commissioned by the eThekwini Municipality and provides 12 strategic... 

SAB says SA’s energy efficiency incentives remain deficient

By: Terence Creamer     19th August 2011 The current set of incentives in place to support electricity conservation in South Africa are not conducive to multiple small savings initiatives, South African Breweries (SAB) manufacturing and technical director Clifford Raphiri tells Engineering News. Raphiri recently oversaw a series of... 

SA will seek to make COP 17 headway at big UN meet

By: Christy van der Merwe     19th August 2011 As she moved to quell fears that South Africa is not ready to host the seventeenth conference of the parties (COP 17) Incoming COP president and Minister of International Relations and Co-operation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said that her department was focused on fostering political engagement and... 

Business needs stronger voice in global climate negotiations − De Boer  

By: Christy van der Merwe     16th August 2011 KPMG’s global climate change and sustainability advisor Yvo de Boer said on Tuesday that there should be more interaction between governments and the private sector on the international climate change negotiations, as decisions at this forum impacted on business. Formerly the United Nations... 

COP 17 carbon footprinting contract awarded

By: Natasha Odendaal     12th August 2011 Engineering and management consultancy Arup has been contracted by the eThekwini municipality to assist in calculating the carbon footprint of the seventeenth international Conference of the Parties (COP17) event, which will be held in Durban from November 28 to December 9. 

Cabinet to consider SA’s COP 17 negotiation stance in October

By: Tracy Hancock     12th August 2011 Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa reported on Tuesday that South Africa’s negotiating position for the United Nations (UN) Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties, or COP 17, would be submitted for Cabinet approval in October. This is one of three key... 

Cabinet notes document on national climate change position 

By: Christy van der Merwe     11th August 2011 Cabinet has noted the national position for the negotiations on climate change under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), spokesperson Jimmy Manyi said on Thursday. “Cabinet noted the document entitled ‘Key Messaging on Substantive Content Issues on the South... 

Business engaging with government on climate change 

By: Loni Prinsloo     10th August 2011 South African business is engaging with government on climate change policy issues in preparation of the seventeenth conference of parties (COP17), which would be held in Durban, in November and December. Speaking to Engineering News Online, Impala Platinum CEO David Brown, who is also the... 

More than 20% of SA cars still using lead-replacement petrol but only 1% need it 

By: Eleanor Seggie     5th August 2011 More than 20% of the cars in South Africa are still run on lead replacement petrol (LRP), despite only about 1% of them having a technical requirement for it. 

Acsa, Transnet negotiating sale of portion of old Durban International Airport site

By: Eleanor Seggie     5th August 2011 Negotiations between the Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) and Transnet on the sale of a portion of the old Durban International Airport site are continuing, says ACSA group communications manager Solomon Makgale. 

SA should register possible CDM projects before 2012 deadline 

By: Loni Prinsloo     26th July 2011 Investors looking to get into the business of carbon trading should get their projects registered at the United Nations before the 2012 deadline when current arrangements in terms of the Kyoto Protocol run out, Standard Bank carbon sales and trading head Geoff Sinclair urged on Tuesday. He said... 

Climate change fixation edges out key ecosystem sustainability issues

By: Christy van der Merwe     22nd July 2011 Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD) senior fellow Dr Francis Kornegay has drawn attention to the climate change discussion fixation on emissions levels when, in developing countries, ecosystem sustainability as a whole needs more focus.  

Big strides needed to gain lost climate negotiations ground

By: Christy van der Merwe     22nd July 2011 World leaders have a responsibility to make big strides in developing a strong climate change agreement at the climate change conference in Durban, because much time and ground was lost in Copenhagen and Cancun, affirms Greenpeace Africa climate campaigner Rianne Teule. 

Negotiators should resolve political issues ahead of Durban climate talks  

By: Christy van der Merwe     19th July 2011 As the host of the 17th conference of the parties (COP 17) on climate change in Durban in November and December, the South African government would need to work on resolving the political issues tying up the climate change negotiations. Speaking at a South African Institute of Chartered... 

NGO establishes renewable-energy demonstration projects in three provinces 

By: Christy van der Merwe     8th July 2011 Carbon-cutting nongovernmental organisation (NGO) Project 90x2030 has spent the past eight months setting up high-impact renewable energy demonstration sites at various locations in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo and the Western Cape. 

Sustainability reporting poised for significant growth in SA – software developer

By: Christy van der Merwe     8th July 2011 Sustainability software developer CarbonSystems CEO David Solsky believes the South African market has the potential to be the fastest growing market globally in terms of gathering and reporting on data related to sustainability. 

Push on to clear COP 17 hazards and set realistic Durban goals  

By: Christy van der Merwe     1st July 2011 South Africa’s coastal city of Durban will be hosting the seventeenth Conference of the Parties (COP 17) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and, as Durban city officials continue to chip away at the daily details of organising the event at a local level,... 

Power generation equipment maker sees Africa as ‘the next big market’ 

By: Eleanor Seggie     1st July 2011 US-based designer and manufacturer of engine, power-generation equipment and related technologies Cummins has a vision of achieving US$2-billion in sales and leading market share positions in Africa, by 2020.  

Push on to clear COP 17 hazards and set realistic Durban goals

By: Christy van der Merwe     1st July 2011 South Africa’s coastal city of Durban will be hosting the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP 17) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and, as Durban city officials continue to chip away at the daily details of organising the event at a local level, international... 

Logistical arrangements for COP17 meeting in Durban on track − Zuma 

By: Christy van der Merwe     30th June 2011 As the African continent prepared to “open its arms to the rest of the world in Durban”, President Jacob Zuma assured African leaders that the logistical arrangements for the 17th conference of the parties (COP 17) at the end of the year were on track. “We are ready to receive all the delegates... 

Eskom warns it will pass on full carbon tax effect to consumers 

By: Terence Creamer     27th June 2011 South African power utility Eskom has warned that it will not be able to absorb the carbon tax proposed by the National Treasury in a recent discussion document, and that it will be forced to pass on the full cost to the consumer in the form of higher prices. The utility, which burnt... 

Greenpeace protestors dump 5 t of coal outside Eskom head office 

By: Christy van der Merwe     27th June 2011 Nongovernmental organisation (NGO) Greenpeace has staged a demonstration dumping five tons of coal on the doorstep of power utility Eskom’s head office, Megawatt Park, in Johannesburg. The NGO demanded that Eskom “clean up its act” and stop the construction of the Kusile coal-fired power station... 

SA urges developed nations to extend Kyoto Protocol 

By: Christy van der Merwe     22nd June 2011 South Africa’s climate change negotiators urged developed countries to support developing countries by signing on to a second commitment period for the Kyoto Protocol. Addressing media in Cape Town and Pretoria, Environmental Affairs Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi said that at the recent... 

Climate change tops agenda on World Environment Day

By: Christy van der Merwe     17th June 2011 World environment day was celebrated on June 5, and South Africa’s Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa urged all South Africans to “save tomorrow today”, elaborating that every citizen had a responsibility to conserve the environment through actions as simple as saving... 

‘Basic’ environmental Ministers want second Kyoto commitment

By: Christy van der Merwe     10th June 2011 As Ministers of the Brazil, South Africa, India, China (Basic) grouping met to firm their position before further global climate change negotiating sessions, they reiterated that a second commitment period to the Kyoto Protocol was central to a comprehensive outcome at the 17th conference of the... 

No ‘green’ earmarking plan for carbon tax revenue  

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     2nd June 2011 Should South Africa, which produced about 500-million tons of carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e) yearly, move ahead with the implementation of a carbon tax, the revenue generated would not necessarily be set aside specifically for environmental projects, National Treasury environmental and fuel... 

Brazil, SA, India and China want Kyoto Protocol extended  

By: Christy van der Merwe     30th May 2011 As Ministers of the Brazil, South Africa, India, China (Basic) grouping met to firm their position before further global climate change negotiating sessions, they reiterated that a second commitment period to the Kyoto Protocol was central to a comprehensive outcome at the 17th conference of the... 

Brazil, SA, India and China climate meeting under way in Durban 

By: Christy van der Merwe     26th May 2011 Climate change experts and negotiators from Brazil, South Africa, India and China, the ‘Basic’ grouping, are meeting in Durban over the next two days, to discuss a common negotiating position for the seventeenth conference of the parties (COP17) in December. The meeting would be followed by a... 

Greenpeace pushes for nuclear-free power mix, big renewable scale-up 

By: Christy van der Merwe     25th May 2011 Nongovernmental organisation (NGO) Greenpeace has called on the government to make “bold and courageous” energy choices, to ensure a cleaner energy future without any additional nuclear and coal-fired power, after construction of the Medupi power station. This would require a much more ambitious... 

Manuel urges Africa to start identifying Climate Fund projects  

By: Christy van der Merwe     23rd May 2011 The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC’s) Green Climate Fund would likely present African countries with opportunities for funding, and the challenge for Africa was how to put forward bankable prospects to tap into the fund as it emerged, National Planning Commission... 

Israel backs clean-energy goals with policy, laws and R&D

By: Eleanor Seggie     13th May 2011 Israel aims to reduce coal-generated power to about 40%, increase the use of natural gas to 40%, and have 20% of power generated by renewable sources by 2020, says Israeli Ministry of Industry, Trade & Labor Director General Sharon Kedmi.  

Global alliance seeks to promote renewable solutions for rural electrification

By: Eleanor Seggie     13th May 2011 Africa, whose electricity consumers already pay more for power than is the case in other regions, should turn its attention to renewable sources to deal with current shortfalls and high prices, particularly in rural areas, Belgium-based Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) secretary general... 

Corruption could undermine climate remedy actions, report cautions

By: Christy van der Merwe     13th May 2011 Global anti-corruption coalition Transparency International (TI) has released the ‘Global Corruption Report: Climate Change’, which presents guidelines to prevent corruption which could undermine climate change remedy actions. 

Cape Town’s World Cup greening initiative scoops IOC award

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th May 2011 The City of Cape Town recently scooped the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Sport and Environment Award for its 2010 Green Goal programme, which was a part of the city’s efforts to ensure that the 2010 FIFA World Cup in Cape Town was an environmentally responsible event. The accolade was... 

Corruption could undermine climate remedy actions, TI report states 

By: Christy van der Merwe     3rd May 2011 Global anti-corruption coalition Transparency International (TI) has released the ‘Global Corruption Report: Climate Change’, which presented guidelines to prevent corruption which could undermine climate change remedy actions. “Where huge amounts of money flow through new and untested financial... 

Manuel wants $100bn Green Climate Fund finalised by Dec 

By: Christy van der Merwe     29th April 2011 The fact that pollution of the environment could take place with impunity was one of the most manifest international market failures, Minister in the Presidency Responsible for the National Planning Commission (NPC) Trevor Manuel said on Friday. Speaking following his appointment as one of three... 

Manuel appointed to UN Green Climate Fund Committee 

By: Christy van der Merwe     26th April 2011 South Africa’s National Planning Commission Minister Trevor Manuel has been appointed to the transitional committee responsible for the design of the Green Climate Fund, which would be established under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as agreed at the 16th... 

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