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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

Heineken launches 2030 Brew a Better World ambitions
Heineken launches 2030 Brew a Better World ambitionsArticle

Heineken raises the bar with new commitments on the environment, social sustainability and responsible consumption on a path to a net zero, fairer and healthier world...

Issued by Heineken South Africa 26 Apr 2021

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More coal-fired power or 100% renewables? For the next few decades, both paths are wrongArticle

The big question facing Australia's National Electricity Market is how to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 without disrupted energy supplies or skyrocketing prices....

22 Apr 2021

Covid-19 economic impact failed to put brakes on climate change - WMO report
Covid-19 economic impact failed to put brakes on climate change - WMO reportArticle

The Covid-19-related economic slowdown failed to put the brakes on climate change drivers and accelerating impacts according to a new report by the WMO...

22 Apr 2021

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SA consumers express willingness to help combat sustainability issuesArticle

As Earth Day is observed around the world on 22 April, new research on sustainability commissioned by Mastercard reveals a marked increase in consumer passion for the environment...

22 Apr 2021

Bill Winters, group chief executive of Standard Chartered
Where a global carbon tax meets a just energy transitionArticle

More than half of African companies are delaying their energy transition targets, leaving them in danger of missing the Paris Agreement target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050...

1 Apr 2021

Wind energy needs to triple to reach net zero by 2050
Wind energy needs to triple to reach net zero by 2050Article

With 93GW - a 53 per cent year-on-year increase - of new capacity installed, 2020 was the best year in history for the global wind industry, but...

29 Mar 2021

Minister of environment, forestry and fisheries, Barbara Creecy
Transitioning away from coalArticle

In an effort to move away from using coal to produce power, South Africa has embarked on a process of repurposing retiring coal power plants by adding solar photovoltaic (PV) and batteries...

25 Mar 2021

A return to the kraal - unlocking successful housing post Covid-19
A return to the kraal - unlocking successful housing post Covid-19Article

Team Mahali recently won first prize in the City of Cape Town and the Green Building Council South Africa's (GBCSA) design competition...

5 Mar 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

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

Prime global residential property market outlook shows strength, ongoing stability
Prime global residential property market outlook shows strength, ongoing stabilityArticle

According to Savills World Cities Prime Residential Index, despite the uncertainties surrounding the pandemic, the market for prime global residential...

3 Feb 2021

#BizTrends2021: Safety vs sustainability - the packaging industry's key conundrum
#BizTrends2021: Safety vs sustainability - the packaging industry's key conundrumArticle

The pandemic calls for a paradigm shift in how the packaging industry meets consumer's safety concerns while addressing the threat of climate change...

Nthabiseng Motsoeneng 6 Jan 2021

New analysis shows major cities on track to meet 1.5°C target of Paris Agreement
New analysis shows major cities on track to meet 1.5°C target of Paris AgreementArticle

The latest analysis from C40 Cities of climate action plans from 54 cities, representing more than 200 million residents - including Johannesburg, has confirmed that they will deliver their fair share of greenhouse gas emission reductions...

22 Dec 2020

Nestlé announces first net zero dairy farm in SA
Nestlé announces first net zero dairy farm in SAArticle

Nestlé has announced the launch of its Skimmelkrans Net Zero Carbon Emissions Project - a project set to create the company's first carbon-neutral dairy farm, located in George, South Africa...

4 Dec 2020

How digital engineering can help the construction sector meet its decarbonisation targets
How digital engineering can help the construction sector meet its decarbonisation targetsArticle

A new report from Asite, Smart retrofitting: The key to decarbonizing the built environment, examines how the construction industry can mitigate carbon emissions through the smart retrofitting of built assets...

2 Dec 2020

A sustainable future: Green buildings key to reducing energy consumption
A sustainable future: Green buildings key to reducing energy consumptionArticle

Construction is a key sector to address South Africa's housing shortage and infrastructure needs, and thus is unlikely to slow down...

Thabang Byl 18 Nov 2020

Covid-19 has accelerated the pace of energy transitions
Covid-19 has accelerated the pace of energy transitionsArticle

Spurred on by the Covid-19 global pandemic, the world is finally galvanising its commitment to move towards a green and sustainable future by mid-century, and the global energy transition is the cornerstone of this new world...

12 Nov 2020

GBCSA achieves 600 Green Star certifications, award winners announced
GBCSA achieves 600 Green Star certifications, award winners announcedArticle

Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) announced during the recent virtual 13th Green Building Convention that it had reached the 600-mark in Green Star certifications...

5 Nov 2020

UCT aims to become net zero water university by 2050
UCT aims to become net zero water university by 2050Article

Net zero water is when the water demand met from the municipal supply equals the water demand met from alternative supply options, such as rainwater harvesting, when measured over a period of a year...

27 Oct 2020

Unilever works to eliminate fossil fuels from homecare products
Unilever works to eliminate fossil fuels from homecare productsArticle

Consumer goods giant Unilever is investing in technology to help it to transition away from fossil fuel-derived chemicals in its homecare products by 2030...

23 Oct 2020

Green recovery of air transport a priority for industry leaders
Green recovery of air transport a priority for industry leadersArticle

Despite the current crisis facing the global aviation industry, its commitment to pursuing sustainability remains strong, particularly as the sector starts to recover...

1 Oct 2020

Timberland strives for net positivity by 2030
Timberland strives for net positivity by 2030Article

Timberland has set a goal for its products to have a net positive impact on nature by 2030, in en effort to address the negative environmental impact of the fashion industry...

2 Sep 2020

Building design trends - how Covid-19 is driving an important shift
Building design trends - how Covid-19 is driving an important shiftArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic is driving important shifts in designing spaces within buildings, according to Yovka Raytcheva-Schaap, associate, environmentally sustainable design (ESD) consulting and project management at Zutari...

24 Aug 2020

2020 Eco-Logic Awards finalists announced
2020 Eco-Logic Awards finalists announcedArticle

The finalists in the 2020 Eco-Logic Awards hosted by the Enviropaedia across 12 categories have been announced...

12 Aug 2020

New guide, Getting to Zero, launched on developing net zero carbon buildings
New guide, Getting to Zero, launched on developing net zero carbon buildingsArticle

A new guide has been launched for professional teams considering developing net zero carbon buildings...

7 Aug 2020

Global accounting leaders call on profession to help address climate change
Global accounting leaders call on profession to help address climate changeArticle

As part of The Prince's Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S) Accounting Bodies Network, 14 major accounting bodies are publishing a declaration calling on the profession to put sustainability and the fight against climate change at the forefront of its work...

Issued by CIMA 25 Feb 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

GBCSA chair Nkosinathi Manzana to sit on World Green Building Council board
GBCSA chair Nkosinathi Manzana to sit on World Green Building Council boardArticle

Green Building Council South Africa board chair Nkosinathi Manzana has been appointed as a director to the World Green Building Council (WGBC) board as of 1 July 2019...

3 Jul 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

From design to deconstruction, green building gains momentum in SA
From design to deconstruction, green building gains momentum in SAArticle

Legaro Properties is no stranger to the green building industry with the lifestyle and commercial property developer scooping last year's GBCSA Award for highest rated green building in South Africa for its 78 Corlett Drive development in Melrose North, Johannesburg...

Sindy Peters 19 Jun 2019

All the 2019 Eco-Logic Awards winners
All the 2019 Eco-Logic Awards winnersArticle

The recently held 2019 Eco-Logic Awards saw newly appointed minister of environment, forestry and fisheries Barbara Creecy deliver the keynote address, during which she emphasised the need for sustainable practice...

10 Jun 2019

2019 Eco-Logic Awards finalists announced
2019 Eco-Logic Awards finalists announcedArticle

The finalists in the eighth annual Eco-Logic Awards, presented by The Enviropaedia, have been announced with the awards to be presented on 5 June, World Environment Day...

9 May 2019

New CO2 capture technology is not the magic bullet against climate change
New CO2 capture technology is not the magic bullet against climate changeArticle

According to a recent major UN report, if we are to limit temperature rise to 1.5 °C and prevent the most catastrophic effects of climate change, we need to reduce global CO2 emissions to net zero by 2050...

Chris Hawes 24 Apr 2019

The scandal of calling plantations 'forest restoration' is putting climate targets at risk
The scandal of calling plantations 'forest restoration' is putting climate targets at riskArticle

Spurred by the necessities of drastically cutting emissions and removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to meet climate targets, many countries, including Brazil, India and China, have committed large areas to forest restoration...

Simon Lewis and Charlotte Wheeler 8 Apr 2019

New MDA office awarded Net Zero Carbon pilot certification
New MDA office awarded Net Zero Carbon pilot certificationArticle

The new MDA Attorneys office in Houghton, Johannesburg, is one of the first buildings in South Africa to receive a Net Zero Carbon pilot certification...

8 Apr 2019

Why more retailers are going green
Why more retailers are going greenArticle

Every week, around the world, an area of floor space the size of Paris is constructed. With building and construction comes harmful emissions that remain with us for decades...

Iggy Sathekge 3 Apr 2019

Deforestation management needed to sustain global soybean industry
Deforestation management needed to sustain global soybean industryArticle

International investors representing $6.3tn in assets under management have backed a call for agribusinesses to disclose and eliminate the risk of deforestation within the soybean supply chain...

14 Mar 2019

Wild Coast Sun achieves first-in-Africa Net Zero Waste certification
Wild Coast Sun achieves first-in-Africa Net Zero Waste certificationArticle

Sun International's Wild Coast Sun has achieved Africa's first Net Zero Waste rating from the Green Building Council of South Africa...

1 Mar 2019

Growthpoint installs waste-to-energy initiative at N1 City Mall
Growthpoint installs waste-to-energy initiative at N1 City MallArticle

Growthpoint Properties has partnered with the Netherlands' Waste Transformers, installing an on-site, anaerobic digester at N1 City Mall in Cape Town...

27 Dec 2018

Milestone charter sees fashion giants pledge to reduce emissions
Milestone charter sees fashion giants pledge to reduce emissionsArticle

The global fashion sector has increased momentum to address climate change by launching the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action. Premier fashion brands, retailers, and supplier organisations have agreed...

18 Dec 2018

2018 GBCSA Awards winners announced
2018 GBCSA Awards winners announcedArticle

This year's GBCSA Awards winners were awarded during the gala dinner of the 11th Annual Green Building Convention...

9 Oct 2018

Virgin Active SA partners GBCSA, sponsoring rating tool
Virgin Active SA partners GBCSA, sponsoring rating toolArticle

Committed to zero environmental impact by 2030 across its 143 clubs in Southern Africa, Virgin Active South Africa has partnered with the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) to sponsor a Net Zero Rating Tool...

2 Oct 2018

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2018 Green Building Convention to address global Race to ZeroArticle

The 11th Annual Green Building Convention will take place at the Century City Conference Centre from 3-5 October in Cape Town...

1 Oct 2018

Rooftop solar installation at Black River Park in Cape Town
The rise of customer centri(cities) in South AfricaArticle

Last month I was invited to present the benefits of the green economy to over 50 mayors as part of a themed panel discussion on 'Municipal finances as a catalyst for the local economy'...

Songo Didiza 28 Sep 2018

#WomensMonth: Solid Green celebrates 50+ green building certifications
#WomensMonth: Solid Green celebrates 50+ green building certificationsArticle

Founded in 2010 by Marloes Reinink, Solid Green Consulting is all about advancing sustainability in the African built environment...

Sindy Peters 3 Aug 2018

Sappi partners with Prince of Wales Trust
Sappi partners with Prince of Wales TrustArticle

Sappi will be funding research on artificial intelligence and bringing carbon emissions to net zero in the paper and pulp industry as one of the founding partners of The Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellowship Programme...

Issued by Sappi 20 Jul 2018

6 firms compete to design University College Dublin's future campus
6 firms compete to design University College Dublin's future campusArticle

Six competing designs for the University College Dublin's future campus have been released...

5 Jul 2018

#BizTrends2018: Green building on the rise in South Africa
#BizTrends2018: Green building on the rise in South AfricaArticle

The impact of buildings and construction on the environment is astounding...

Dorah Modise 3 Jan 2018

Energy intensity per square metre of buildings needs to improve 30% by 2030
Energy intensity per square metre of buildings needs to improve 30% by 2030Article

The buildings and construction sector needs to step up its efforts in terms of energy performance...

18 Dec 2017

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