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South Africa: Climate Progress Indicators
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South Africa: Climate Progress Indicators

Small increases in installed renewable energy capacity while significant increases in fuel consumptionThe Climate Progress Report for South Africa was published by Climate Scorecard in April 2022. This article gives an update on the performance indicators.TABLE Measurement Category          Frequency Data Source Baseline Measurement First Measurement Value Date Value Date Amount of CO2 emissions Monthly Eskom...

South Africa: Climate Progress Report
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South Africa: Climate Progress Report

Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Eskom (Monthly and Annually) Eskom, the South African electricity public utility, is the largest GHG emitter on the African continent [1]. Thus, in order to measure the progress that South Africa is making in terms of reducing its emissions by 2050, it is crucial to monitor Eskom’s emissions. Eskom regularly publishes...

Climate Justice in South Africa
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Climate Justice in South Africa

HIGHLIGHTS Food Insecurity in Limpopo Province Increased Coastal Flooding in Western Cape Province Increased Heatwaves in Urban Areas   NARRATIVE Food insecurity in the Limpopo province It is anticipated that nine out of ten most at-risk cities and towns in 2050 in South Africa will be in the Limpopo province [1]. Limpopo is one of...

South Africa: The 2021 Climate Year in Review
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South Africa: The 2021 Climate Year in Review

HIGHLIGHTS Countries Pledge Funding to Help South Africa Reduce Its Reliance on Coal Passage of a National Climate Change Bill Near Completion of 2 New Coal-Fired Power Plants South Africa’s New Paris Agreement Pledge Is Insufficient   NARRATIVE South Africa is the world’s 12th largest carbon dioxide emitter [1]. In 2021, the following events took...

Climate Mitigation Strategic Priorities for South Africa
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Climate Mitigation Strategic Priorities for South Africa

Priorities Greater Use of Alternative Energy Greater Use of Technological Innovation to Support the Use of Alternative Energy Better Communication and Participation in Energy Conservation Efforts Policy and Legislative Changes to Allow More Independent Power Producers   Narrative Greater Use of Alternative Energy Amongst the G20 countries, South Africa depends the most on coal for...

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