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A Seat at the Table

20th May 2019 By Andy du Plessis Is Zero Hunger by 2030 achievable given the huge challenges we face? 

National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy published for public comment

By: News24Wire      20th May 2019 The draft National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy which according to the Department of Environmental Affairs provides a “common vision of climate change adaptation and climate resilience for the country" has been published for public comment. The department on Sunday in a statement said the... 

Release of IRP 'imminent' – Energy Minister

By: African News Agency      14th May 2019 South Africa's Integrated Resource Plan, which will set out South Africa's future energy mix, would be "concluded imminently", Energy Minister Jeff Radebe said on Tuesday. Speaking at African Utility Week taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, Radebe said the IRP was still... 

UN modernises guidance for greenhouse emission estimates

By: Reuters     13th May 2019 A United Nations climate change panel updated on Monday guidelines for governments to estimate greenhouse gas emissions so the most up-to-date scientific research is included. Under the 2015 Paris Agreement, governments use common methodologies to measure how many greenhouse emissions they have... 

Eskom task team mulling new debt-relief options as it comes to terms with depth of crisis  

By: Terence Creamer     10th May 2019 The Eskom Sustainability Task Team – which has already had its proposal for the unbundling of the utility into three separate units accepted by government – is now finalising an updated report for President Cyril Ramaphosa which will include a financial recovery plan for the State-owned entity.... 

Even Trudeau’s Canada, gripped in carbon fight, won’t ditch coal

By: Bloomberg     10th May 2019 Set against lush hills, deep inlets and snow-kissed mountain peaks, Vancouver is the wellspring of Canadian environmentalism—and the heart of its climate dilemma. British Columbia’s premier city prides itself on its green bona fides. The province is the birthplace of Greenpeace, ushered in... 

#FactFriday #EarthDay: Are we taking enough real action to secure the future of our species?

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th April 2019 Earth Day, as commemorated this week, aims to raise awareness and support for environmental protection. This year the theme of Protect Our Species: In nature, nothing exists alone is intended to draw the world’s attention to accelerating rates of extinction and to those species placed on the... 

SAEEC explores the carrot and stick approaches to emission management in South Africa

25th April 2019 Carbon tax can be said to be present and imminent in South Africa and it is slated to affect all industries. However, it is apparent that phase 1 of the carbon tax will penalise companies whose primary source of emission is energy generation. Therefore, the obvious conclusion is that using less... 

Siemens launches Atlas of Digitalization to measure readiness and potential for City 4.0

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th April 2019 Atlas identifies digital readiness and potential for six cities: Dubai, Los Angeles, London, Buenos Aires, Taipei and Johannesburg Siemens has launched a new web-based application which reveals the readiness and potential of six major cities to embrace digitalization and develop new ways of... 

Van Dyck and Nouwens weave together a solution in troubled carpeting sector

9th April 2019 Durban–based Van Dyck Floors, South Africa’s eldest carpet manufacturer, and Harrismith based Nouwens Carpets will consolidate their operations in order to streamline and optimize their manufacturing and supply chains, the companies announced today (April 8).  Dr Mehran Zarrebini, CEO of PFE... 

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