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Challenges to the Adoption of Electric Cars in South Africa Include Import Duties and Limited Local Production
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Challenges to the Adoption of Electric Cars in South Africa Include Import Duties and Limited Local Production

The transport sector in South Africa is the second largest emitter of GHG in the country, responsible for 10.8% of GHG emissions, with road transport accounting for more than 90% of these emissions. From 2000 up to now, there has been a steady increase in GHG emissions from passenger cars. In 2000, GHG emissions from...

South Africa is Ranked 96 out of 182 Countries in Terms of Climate Change Vulnerability and Its Preparedness to Enhance Resilience
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South Africa is Ranked 96 out of 182 Countries in Terms of Climate Change Vulnerability and Its Preparedness to Enhance Resilience

According to Notre Dame Global Adaptation InitiativeDroughts, floods, storms, landslides, and wildfires are becoming more prevalent across the globe due to climate change. In South Africa, more than 100 natural disasters were reported from 1900 to 2017, affecting 21 million people, causing 2200 fatalities, and with an estimated loss of 4.5 billion USD. More recently,...

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...

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