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Emerging hydrogen industry can help tackle climate change, but complex risks need managing
Emerging hydrogen industry can help tackle climate change, but complex risks need managingArticle

Hydrogen is predicted to play a leading role in the energy transition towards a low-carbon economy. As an alternative to fossil fuels like oil and coal, it could be key for tackling climate change in future...

29 Apr 2021

Ntombifuthi Ntuli, CEO, Sawea
A case for net zero carbon economyArticle

South Africa's Low Emission Development Strategy, backed by President Cyril Ramaphosa, was formulated last year and commits to moving towards a goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050...

Ntombifuthi Ntuli 28 Apr 2021

#SONA2021: Eskom warns of power shortfall over next 5 years
#SONA2021: Eskom warns of power shortfall over next 5 yearsArticle

One day after the country suffered another bout of load shedding, President Cyril Ramaphosa once again reiterated the importance of a reliable power supply in growing South Africa's economy in his Sona...

12 Feb 2021

Climate change needs to be treated like the Covid-19 crisis
Climate change needs to be treated like the Covid-19 crisisArticle

2019 was the hottest year on record, not only in South Africa, but across the globe. Impacts of this are severe...

Liteboho Makhele 5 Feb 2021

Global Young Innovators Programme calls for applications
Global Young Innovators Programme calls for applicationsArticle

Applications are now open for The Global Young Innovators Programme - an exciting opportunity for young South African entrepreneurs and innovators to gain support for their business idea while tackling global issues...

7 Dec 2020

Airtel Zambia and Ericsson partner to drive responsible e-waste disposal
Airtel Zambia and Ericsson partner to drive responsible e-waste disposalArticle

Airtel Networks Zambia has partnered with Ericsson on a 'Product Take-Back' program to minimise the potential environmental impact associated with the disposal of decommissioned electrical equipment...

19 Oct 2020

IMF's new policy at odds with green Covid-19 recovery
IMF's new policy at odds with green Covid-19 recoveryArticle

A new review of the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) most recent economic policy advice for five countries with ongoing coal sector expansions show it is green-lighting fossil fuel expansion...

9 Oct 2020

Mike Adsetts, deputy chief investment office, Momentum Investments
A systematic approach to ESG investing imperative to manage costly trade offsArticle

With Covid-19 having accelerated the need for socio-economic development, sustainability and societal impact continue to gain traction and recognition among the investment management and investor communities alike...

18 Sep 2020

Doing good business is good for business
Doing good business is good for businessArticle

Sustainability has become somewhat of a buzzword in recent years and for good reason. From best practise and sustainability within the workplace to multinational manufacturers going green, the increasing importance of it is all around us...

Issued by Topco Media 16 Sep 2020

Mongezi Veti, executive head:sustainability, Exxaro
Towards a sustainable low-carbon futureArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has taken us back to a time where the world didn't have poor air quality and greenhouse gases. As countries worldwide went into lockdown, a noticeable difference in our environment began to emerge.

Mongezi Veti 25 Jun 2020

A greener, more resilient and just recovery for South Africa, post Covid-19
A greener, more resilient and just recovery for South Africa, post Covid-19Article

An important window of opportunity exists during the development of South Africa's Covid-19 recovery plans to drive a simultaneous transition to a sustainable, inclusive, resilient, just and resource-efficient society...

Henk Sa 25 Jun 2020

Technology is Africa's biggest undiscovered gold mine
Technology is Africa's biggest undiscovered gold mineArticle

Technology has the potential to fundamentally transform societies. Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and broadband are becoming central to the societal developments around the world...

Donald Waigumbulizi 22 May 2020

IRP 2019 and the slow transition to a low-carbon economy
IRP 2019 and the slow transition to a low-carbon economyArticle

The Integrated Resource Plan 2019 (IRP2019) is the latest addition to the array of legal instruments South Africa has adopted to transition to a low-carbon economy and as part of its commitment to adapt to and mitigate against climate change under the international climate change framework...

Gillian Niven, Paula-Ann Novotny and Jeanique Pretorius 12 Nov 2019

Minerals Council President Mxolisi Mgojo
#JoburgIndaba: Reinvigorating mining will bring growthArticle

Leaders in the South African mining industry came together at the Joburg Indaba to discuss key issues around the current economic and regulatory environment...

3 Oct 2019

Carolina Minio-Paluello, global head of solutions, Lombard Odier
Green bonds are helping investors take action against climate changeArticle

Climate change is one of the most pressing sustainability challenges investors are facing today. It presents a systemic risk that is very difficult for investors to diversify away...

Carolina Minio-Paluello 29 Jul 2019

SA's maturing green energy sector attractive for investors
SA's maturing green energy sector attractive for investorsArticle

Since government launched the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) in 2011, green power projects have become increasingly appealing investments...

25 Jul 2019

Dr Gargi Mishra
Circular economies in the mining sector: More than just recyclingArticle

There's been a shift in the mining industry from the linear extractive, consumption-based economic model that characterised the last century, to a new paradigm focused on sustainability through restorative and regenerative business practices...

Gargi Mishra 18 Jul 2019

Carbon Tax Bill: What effect will this have on corporate SA?
Carbon Tax Bill: What effect will this have on corporate SA?Article

The long-awaited Carbon Tax Bill, which is due to be implemented on 1 June 2019, will have a considerable impact on many of the large corporates that are currently operating in South Africa...

31 May 2019

How is the auto industry responding to eco-sustainability?
How is the auto industry responding to eco-sustainability?Article

The automotive industry has emphatically joined the green movement over the past decade...

8 Mar 2019

Over 90% of South Africa’s electricity comes from coal-fired power stations. Shutterstock
South Africa must end its coal habit. But it's at odds about when and howArticle

South Africa's power utility Eskom is in crisis. In recent weeks, this has been brought home to South Africa's 58 million citizens as major power cuts hit the country...

Jacklyn Cock 28 Feb 2019

Climate action helps companies build reputations and attract investors
Climate action helps companies build reputations and attract investorsArticle

This year, climate change topped off the agenda at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland...

Rumina Dhalla 21 Feb 2019

Simon Clarke
#BizTrends2019: Climate paradox or progress?Article

2018 was a year of paradox. The scientific signals of global warming are significantly stronger. The frequency, intensity and cost of weather impacts escalates. But the backtracking and general malaise...

Simon Clarke 4 Jan 2019

Mboweni tables Carbon Tax Bill
Mboweni tables Carbon Tax BillArticle

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has tabled the Carbon Tax Bill in Parliament, giving effect to the announcements made in the 2017 and 2018 Budget statements...

22 Nov 2018

Miga guarantees solar PV investments
Miga guarantees solar PV investmentsArticle

Guarantees covering 90% of investments made by Scatec Solar ASA for constructing, ownership, operation and maintenance of six solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants in South Africa, have been issued by Miga...

2 Nov 2018

The United Nations Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo conducts a patrol in the Ituri Province. UN Photo/Michael Ali.
The dark side of green energyArticle

Solar panels, electric vehicles and wind turbines are all essential for tackling climate change and ensuring sustainable development. However, there is a dark side to this technology...

15 Aug 2018

Why compostable plastics may be no better for the environment
Why compostable plastics may be no better for the environmentArticle

As companies move to get rid of single-use plastic bags and bans on microbeads are coming into force...

Thomas Neitzert 2 Aug 2018

New phase of Climate and Development Knowledge Network launched
New phase of Climate and Development Knowledge Network launchedArticle

The new phase of the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) was launched on Thursday, 21 June...

25 Jun 2018

Green bonds are taking off - and could help save the planet
Green bonds are taking off - and could help save the planetArticle

The "tragedy of the horizons," a term coined by Canada's Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, has been haunting the financial sector ever since climate change began posing serious threats to the planet...

Olaf Weber and Vasundhara Saravade 17 Jan 2018

To save climate, stop investing in fossil fuels: economists
To save climate, stop investing in fossil fuels: economistsArticle

The development of oil, gas and coal energy must stop in order to avoid the worst ravages of global warming, 80 top economists said Thursday, 7 December, days ahead of a climate summit in Paris...

8 Dec 2017

Africa called on to support circular economy
Africa called on to support circular economyArticle

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says South Africa is committed to its long-term vision of transitioning to an environmentally sustainable, climate change resilient, low-carbon economy and just society...

20 Nov 2017

EU agrees to reform world's largest carbon market
EU agrees to reform world's largest carbon marketArticle

The EU struck a deal on Thursday, 9 November, to overhaul Europe's carbon market after 2021, hailing it as a key step toward meeting its pledges to cut greenhouse gases under the Paris climate agreement...

10 Nov 2017

Bernard DUPONT via  - Auob Riverbed, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
R18.1m to develop Dawid Kruiper Rest CampArticle

SANParks has made R18.1m available for the development of the Dawid Kruiper Rest Camp within the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park as agreed to in 2015 by SANParks and the ‡Khomani San...

9 Oct 2017

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Growing food in the post-truth eraArticle

The global food system has been operating in post-truth mode for decades. Having constructed food scarcity as a justification for a second Green Revolution, Big Agriculture now employs...

Alana Mann 6 Jul 2017

Climate and the G20 summit: some progress in greening economies, but more needs to be done
Climate and the G20 summit: some progress in greening economies, but more needs to be doneArticle

On July 7, G20 leaders will gather in Hamburg for their annual meeting. One likely outcome: another clash over climate change between the host government, Germany, and United States president Donald Trump...

Niklas Höhne, Andrew Marquard, William Wills 4 Jul 2017

IPPs could go out of business, Treasury warns Eskom
IPPs could go out of business, Treasury warns EskomArticle

Eskom's delay in signing power purchase agreements with renewable IPPs could result in manufacturers going out of business...

27 Feb 2017

First two coal IPP bidders named
First two coal IPP bidders namedArticle

The two successful bidders for the first coal-based independent power producer (IPP) programme have been announced...

10 Oct 2016

Webb Meko
[BizTrends 2016] Unleashing Africa's full power potentialArticle

South Africa and Africa's largely untapped natural gas supply could lead to radical transformation of the continent...

Webb Meko 12 Jan 2016

Ericsson launches Mobility Report
Ericsson launches Mobility ReportArticle

The Ericsson Mobility Report, launched 17 November, reveals a significant increase in mobile video consumption, which is driving nearly six times higher traffic volumes per smartphone in North America and Europe (2015 to 2021)...

18 Nov 2015

Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever
Unilever's CEO wins UN environmental awardArticle

Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, is one of the winners of the United Nation's highest environmental accolades for leading the private sector towards sustainability...

22 Sep 2015

Meat is a complex health issue but a simple climate one: the world needs to eat less of it
Meat is a complex health issue but a simple climate one: the world needs to eat less of itArticle

Climate change is the greatest challenge to human health, according to the recent Lancet Commission report which calls for action...

Dora Marinova and Talia Raphaely 7 Jul 2015

Treasury stands firm over carbon tax
Treasury stands firm over carbon taxArticle

The Treasury is sticking to its guns about implementing the carbon tax from next year, dashing the hopes of business that there might be further delays...

Linda Ensor 9 Apr 2015

N Cape solar power plant to boost energy supply
N Cape solar power plant to boost energy supplyArticle

PRETORIA: A new R1.5bn Solar Power Plant, near Kimberly, is expected to contribute immensely to the country's rising energy demands, says the Department of Science and Technology (DST).

16 May 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

Policy proposing carbon offset scheme published
Policy proposing carbon offset scheme publishedArticle

PRETORIA: The National Treasury has published a paper for public comment outlining proposals for a carbon offset scheme that will enable businesses to lower their carbon tax liability and make investments that will reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

30 Apr 2014

SANEDI pledges support for 49M
SANEDI pledges support for 49MArticle

The South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) recently pledged its support for the 49M initiative. SANEDI is a government agency mandated to encourage a transition to a low-carbon economy in South Africa.

8 Apr 2014

GCX Africa supports sustainable business
GCX Africa supports sustainable businessArticle

The urgent need for change in how businesses operate is now abundantly clear to any business leader looking to future-proof a company.

14 Nov 2013

Minister of Tourism talks air transport growth
Minister of Tourism talks air transport growthArticle

International aviation and tourism are inextricably linked. What you call passengers, we call tourists, and that includes both business and leisure travellers. Aviation is the midwife for more than 50% of international tourist arrivals and 70% of all tourism receipts worldwide. But the inverse is, of course, also true: Tourism is also a "midwife" for air transport growth.

22 Oct 2013

Art auction in support of WWF-SA
Art auction in support of WWF-SAArticle

23 of South Africa's most distinguished artists have offered some of their finest works for a charity art auction in support of WWF-SA. The auction will take place on Tuesday, 17 September 2013 in Rosebank, Johannesburg.

13 Aug 2013

SA should push to diversify energy mix - Motlanthe
SA should push to diversify energy mix - MotlantheArticle

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has told a nuclear meeting underway in Johannesburg that concerns over increases in the price of coal and global warming compel South Africa to move away from over-reliance on coal-fired power generation.

19 Mar 2013

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