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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...

South Africa Has Good, Reliable Sources of Emissions Data
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South Africa Has Good, Reliable Sources of Emissions Data

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard South Africa Country Manager Deepti CharitarBest Organizational Source: Eskom. Department of Forestry, Fisheries, and the Environment, Department of Mineral Resources and Energy   In South Africa, Eskom provides information on the country’s current levels of emissions. Eskom is a state-owned electricity utility responsible for generating nearly 95% of...

South Africa Makes a Strong Commitment to the Future of Nuclear Energy
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South Africa Makes a Strong Commitment to the Future of Nuclear Energy

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard South Africa Country Manager Andrew John Hall Presently, South Africa has one nuclear power plant in Koeberg, Western Cape. The plant has two pressurised water reactors that generate 5% (1860 MW (e) capacity) of the country’s electricity and began operating in 1984; the plant is expected to continue...

The Conflicting Goals of Reducing Poverty and Reducing Carbon Emissions at the Same Time in South Africa
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The Conflicting Goals of Reducing Poverty and Reducing Carbon Emissions at the Same Time in South Africa

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard South Africa Country Manager Andrew John Hall South Africa is already considered to be living on the edge, in terms of climate. Much of the country is arid or semi-arid and the whole country is subject to recurring droughts and floods. South Africa is faced with a difficult...

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