South Africa is a water scarce country, with very high variability and unpredictability in water availability. The rainfall is highly variable and is characterised by incidences of extreme weather conditions leading to droughts and flooding. As a result, the water management context of this is driven by these prevailing conditions, which has led to […]
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Not a drop of water to drink The Orange- Senque river basin is one of the most important river basins in southern Africa, powering the economies of at least 4 countries. With its origins in Lesotho, it encompasses half of South Africa, a quarter of Namibia and a significant portion of southern Botswana. The Orange […]
By Harald Winkler & Andrew Marquard, Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town** Climate change needs urgent action by all countries, and by all means. All countries agreed in the Paris Agreement to keep temperature “well below 2℃” and pursue efforts to keep global temperature increase below 1.5℃. Virtually all countries have nationally determined contributions, […]
Last week marked an important milestone for Africa, when the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), came into effect on 30th May. AfCFTA has major implications for Africa’s development, if its is well implemented. AfCFTA could potentially create a single market for goods and services for Africa’s 1.2 billion people, with a combined GDP of […]
Preparations are well underway for the forthcoming Green Economy Coalition Global Meeting, which will take place in Cape Town South Africa, from January 8th – 9th 2019. The Green Economy Coalition’s annual Global Meetings are vibrant, delegate-led events, dedicated to exploring the future of the green economy. They bring together representatives of business, finance, NGOs […]
5 out of 10 for South Africa’s transition to a green economy The South Africa Green Economy Barometer 2018 provides a snapshot of the transition to a fair, green economy. It is drawn from evidence of policy progress as well as the insights of civil society organisations who are tracking the transition on the ground. […]
The current global water crisis is creating a heightened level of awareness around the need for effective water management. Policy makers, private companies and consumers are starting to realise the need for immediate and sustained action. Even though water is widely recognised as being essential for life, its management has seldom been truly effective. In […]
Summary The African Centre for a Green Economy welcomes the signing of the 27 renewable energy power purchase agreements after a two year delay. The IPP’s should build strong partnerships with the local communities that go beyond mere compliance to create sustainable meaningful inclusive impact for all. Cape Town, 5th April 2018 – The African […]
Executive level training on ESG related issues Primary Beneficiaries: CSI Executives, LED managers, CEO’s of REC’s and mining companies, Stakeholder relations managers Broad focus on mainstreaming ESG related issues Specific focus on Local Economic Development strategies for mining and renewable energy companies Learning Outcomes Measuring impact/metrics Developing effective strategies for local economy development Effective participation […]
There is an increasing recognition that entrepreneurship plays a critical role in driving climate change adaptation. Recognising that business as-usual can no longer suffice in the sustainability transition, the need for innovation has become extremely important. Business model innovation both for existing and emerging enterprises, offers an opportunity to test new concepts that can drive […]
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