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2 vital tools for carbon tax compliance
2 vital tools for carbon tax complianceArticle

While businesses only need to calculate their liability and submit their carbon tax return once a year, compliance with the Carbon Tax Act itself is not a once-off accomplishment, nor is it as difficult to achieve as some organisations think...

Eckart Zollner 7 Apr 2021

SA needs to cut emissions by 60-75% by 2050 - PwC Net Zero Economy Index
SA needs to cut emissions by 60-75% by 2050 - PwC Net Zero Economy IndexArticle

According to the latest PwC Net Zero Economy Index, a decarbonisation rate of 11.7% per annum is now required to keep...

10 Feb 2021

Vita Go Beverages introduces biodegradable bottles
Vita Go Beverages introduces biodegradable bottlesArticle

Biodegradable Future is pleased to announce that Vita Go Beverages will be rolling out with Biodegradable Future Bottles...

Issued by Biodegradable Future 24 Nov 2020

Ships moved more than 11bn tonnes of our stuff around the globe last year, and it's killing the climate. This week is a chance to change
Ships moved more than 11bn tonnes of our stuff around the globe last year, and it's killing the climate. This week is a chance to changeArticle

It's high time the international shipping industry radically curbed its emissions. The industry must set a net-zero target and adopt a realistic plan to meet it...

Christiaan De Beukelaer 18 Nov 2020

Global food system emissions alone threaten warming beyond 1.5°C - but we can act now to stop it
Global food system emissions alone threaten warming beyond 1.5°C - but we can act now to stop itArticle

Modern agriculture releases lots of different greenhouse gas emissions, each with complex effects on the global climate...

John Lynch 9 Nov 2020

Proposed process to manage carbon budgets
Proposed process to manage carbon budgetsArticle

The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries recently issued a notice governing the submission of "Subsequent Pollution Prevention Plans" and the Proposed process to manage carbon budgets for the period 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2022...

Gillian Niven and Paula-Ann Novotny 3 Nov 2020

Are young trees or old forests more important for slowing climate change?
Are young trees or old forests more important for slowing climate change?Article

The age of a forest can influence how effectively it offsets our emissions...

Tom Pugh 31 Jul 2020

How South Africa's mangrove forests store carbon and why it matters
How South Africa's mangrove forests store carbon and why it mattersArticle

Scientists around the world are looking for ways to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere...

Jaime Leigh Johnson and Jacqueline L Raw 26 Feb 2020

South Africa has huge 'green fuels' potential. But it needs to act now
South Africa has huge 'green fuels' potential. But it needs to act nowArticle

South Africa needs to seriously start thinking about shifting its energy focus. This is for two reasons...

David Richard Walwyn and Rod Crompton 10 Jan 2020

The case for a net zero emissions economy
The case for a net zero emissions economyArticle

Following the Paris Agreement on Climate Change in 2015, a number of European countries have made commitments to move to a net zero emissions economy...

Brett Chrystal 2 Oct 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

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

Sanitary pads, white bread flour to be added to VAT free items
Sanitary pads, white bread flour to be added to VAT free itemsArticle

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni says government proposes that come April 2019, three items, including sanitary pads, will be added to the zero-rated list...

25 Oct 2018

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Tougher Climate Change Bill needed, says NGOsArticle

The Life After Coal/Impilo Ngaphandle Kwamalahle Campaign has called for a more robust, proactive Climate Change Bill...

14 Aug 2018

Clothing rental could be the key to a stylishly sustainable fashion industry
Clothing rental could be the key to a stylishly sustainable fashion industryArticle

A staggering 235m items of unwanted clothing were forecast to be dumped in UK landfill in 2017, while the average American is estimated to bin 81lb (37kg) of used clothing annually...

Naomi Braithwaite 8 Aug 2018

CBC brewery’s 120m2 flat plate collector array. Source: Soltrain, 2016
Solar thermal: an opportunity for SA's food, beverage industriesArticle

In an era of uncertainty, when it comes to both power supply and pricing, renewable energy sources can provide certainty in both supply and costs...

Louise Scholtz 20 Jul 2018

Planning for future water security in a nexus paradigm
Planning for future water security in a nexus paradigmArticle

From a water perspective, we live in a 'world of Cape Towns'...

Dhesigen Naidoo 20 Jul 2018

The (un)certainty of taxes: Is the 1 January 2019 implementation date for carbon tax possible?
The (un)certainty of taxes: Is the 1 January 2019 implementation date for carbon tax possible?Article

Many argue that a carbon tax effective from 1 January 2019 and as currently framed, is achievable, but not necessarily the best mechanism...

Justine Sweet, Issued by LexisNexis 19 Apr 2018

Business opposes carbon tax plan
Business opposes carbon tax planArticle

Carbon- and energy-intensive companies in the mining, steel, chemical, cement and paper industries have come out against the carbon tax proposed by the Treasury...

Linda Ensor 16 Mar 2018

Polyester could slip on banana peel of green fashion
Polyester could slip on banana peel of green fashionArticle

For decades after polyester's invention in the 1940s, there wasn't much exciting innovation in the fibres used in the world's textiles. Until now...

Jackie May 14 Dec 2017

Business, emerging economies take on leadership role in addressing climate change
Business, emerging economies take on leadership role in addressing climate changeArticle

Board-level engagement on climate change remains high. This is according to a recent survey issued by PwC on the challenges around climate change...

26 Jul 2017

Implications of new Greenhouse Gas Reporting Regulations for business
Implications of new Greenhouse Gas Reporting Regulations for businessArticle

After being in draft format for nearly two years, the National Greenhouse Gas Reporting Regulations were published by the minister of Environmental Affairs on 3 April 2017...

Simon Clarke 13 Apr 2017

Mid-size companies could pay more carbon tax than big polluters
Mid-size companies could pay more carbon tax than big pollutersArticle

According to the Southern Africa arm of the Environmental Resources Management group, some mid-size companies not generally viewed as big polluters could end up paying more carbon tax than mining, manufacturing and metals-processing players with larger CO2 footprints...

16 Jan 2017

2016 'very likely' hottest year on record: UN
2016 'very likely' hottest year on record: UNArticle

The year 2016 will "very likely" be the hottest on record, the UN said on Monday, 14 November, warning of calamitous consequences if the march of global warming cannot be halted...

15 Nov 2016

SA keeps annual change in carbon intensity in line with Paris targets - PwC
SA keeps annual change in carbon intensity in line with Paris targets - PwCArticle

The PwC Low Carbon Economy Index tracks the progress G20 countries have made to meet their carbon budgets and decarbonise their economies since 2000...

14 Nov 2016

Fossil fuel emissions have stalled: Global Carbon Budget 2016
Fossil fuel emissions have stalled: Global Carbon Budget 2016Article

For the third year in a row, global carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels and industry have barely grown, while the global economy has continued to grow strongly. This level of decoupling of carbon emissions from global economic growth is unprecedented...

Pep Canadell, Corinne Le Quéré, Glen Peters, and R 14 Nov 2016

Deeper carbon cuts needed to avoid climate tragedy: UN
Deeper carbon cuts needed to avoid climate tragedy: UNArticle

The world's nations must urgently ramp up commitments to cut planet-warming carbon emissions to avoid "human tragedy", the United Nations warned on Thursday, 3 November...

4 Nov 2016

South Africa: the best and the worst in Paris targets
South Africa: the best and the worst in Paris targetsArticle

The PwC Low Carbon Economy Index tracks the progress G20 countries have made to meet their carbon budgets and decarbonise their economies since 2000...

3 Nov 2016

Reducing emissions in power sector - SA's top priority
Reducing emissions in power sector - SA's top priorityArticle

The Department of Environmental Affairs says emission reduction options in the power sector remain a priority to meet the country's overall greenhouse gas reduction targets over the coming few years...

26 Oct 2016

Below 2°C carbon budget might be reached by 2030
Below 2°C carbon budget might be reached by 2030Article

According to a new assessment, individual country pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions would need to be strengthened in order to limit future climate change to well below the 2°C limit included in the Paris climate agreement...

1 Jul 2016

Tax relief offered for voluntary carbon budgets
Tax relief offered for voluntary carbon budgetsArticle

Companies that voluntarily participate in the Department of Environmental Affairs' carbon budget plan will qualify for tax relief of 5% under the envisaged carbon tax regime...

Linda Ensor 4 May 2016

Mechanised vehicles to be handed over to e-waste collectors
Mechanised vehicles to be handed over to e-waste collectorsArticle

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says the department will hand over more mechanised vehicles to registered e-waste collectors...

4 May 2016

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2015, the year that was: Environment + EnergyArticle

Environmental news, as a rule, doesn't deal in triumphs. So the sight of leaders holding their arms aloft in celebration after clinching the historic Paris climate agreement will stand as a defining image of 2015 - a moment of cartharsis after more than two decades of infuriatingly sluggish climate diplomacy...

Michael Hopkin 28 Dec 2015

Why African energy choices need to be low carbon: for the continent's own sake
Why African energy choices need to be low carbon: for the continent's own sakeArticle

Africa is the poorest continent, with the fastest growing population. Rapid and sustained economic development is needed to overcome poverty...

Mark New 30 Sep 2015

WWF-SA concerned about government's INDC to the UNFCCC
WWF-SA concerned about government's INDC to the UNFCCCArticle

WWF South Africa has expressed its concern about the vague and defensive position taken by the South African government in its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to the 21st United Nations Climate Change Negotiations Conference (UNCCNC)...

26 Aug 2015

Promethium Carbon wins Best Project Implementer award
Promethium Carbon wins Best Project Implementer awardArticle

The carbon and climate change advisory firm, Promethium Carbon, has received an award as the Best Project Implementer of the British High Commission's Prosperity Fund...

8 Jun 2015

Carbon tax in spotlight at CAIA networking session
Carbon tax in spotlight at CAIA networking sessionArticle

A networking session on the scope and design of the proposed carbon tax for South Africa that is to be implemented during 2016 will be held on Wednesday, 13 May 2015 from 10am to 1pm at the Wits Club in Johannesburg...

6 May 2015

SA ready for trading of carbon offsets
SA ready for trading of carbon offsetsArticle

Promethium Carbon recently demonstrated the market readiness for the trading of carbon offsets in South Africa on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE)...

2 Feb 2015

Carbon offset mechanism can be aligned with carbon budgeting approach
Carbon offset mechanism can be aligned with carbon budgeting approachArticle

There is potential for alignment of the proposed carbon offset trading scheme that is currently under consideration by National Treasury and the carbon budgeting approach required by the National Climate Change Response Paper (NCCRP).

29 Sep 2014

Climate change response policy will bring about radical changes
Climate change response policy will bring about radical changesArticle

Companies in South Africa have to date managed greenhouse gas emissions internally and on a voluntary basis. Most listed companies have made information about their climate change work public through annual reporting.

24 Jun 2014

Carbon offsets paper out for comment
Carbon offsets paper out for commentArticle

The Treasury has released a discussion paper on carbon offsetting for public comment as it prepares for the introduction of a carbon tax in 2016.

Sue Blaine 2 May 2014

Institutional investors are failing when making investment decisions - WWF
Institutional investors are failing when making investment decisions - WWFArticle

A new report released recently by WWF-South Africa and WWF-UK, in collaboration with Carbon Tracker, Trucost, SinCo and the Government Employee Pension Fund (GEPF), shows that institutional investors are failing to systematically factor in climate change and freshwater risks when making investment decisions.

28 Nov 2012

SA government wields carbon carrot and stickArticle

According to Independent Online, Environment Minister Edna Molewa said that government is going to pursue a carrot and stick approach on carbon tax.

29 Feb 2012

Global Carbon Exchange partners CarbonSystems
Global Carbon Exchange partners CarbonSystemsArticle

Global Carbon Exchange (GCX), a local carbon and sustainability consultancy, have announced a partnership with global sustainability software providers, CarbonSystems.

10 Feb 2012

ITB 2011: Part 1 - key trends and learnings for Cape Town
ITB 2011: Part 1 - key trends and learnings for Cape TownArticle

ITB Berlin is the world's leading travel trade show with some 100 000 trade visitors and more than 60 000 members of the public that will visit the show between 9 and 13 March 2011.

Mariette du Toit-Helmbold 11 Mar 2011

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