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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...

The City of Cape Town VS Climate Change
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The City of Cape Town VS Climate Change

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard South Africa Country Manager Andrew John HallThe City of Cape Town (CoCt), located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa, sets the standard for climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies; not only for South Africa, but for the African continent as a whole.  As a result of...

Best Climate Practice South Africa: SouthSouthNorth
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Best Climate Practice South Africa: SouthSouthNorth

By Climate Scorecard South Africa Country Manager Andrew HallBased in Salt River, Cape Town, SouthSouthNorth (SSN) is an NGO that supports regional and national climate change responses by means of policy and knowledge interventions, partnerships, and deep collaborations. SSN carries this out by connecting people and information, increasing capability and mobilising resources to innovatively respond...

South Africa’s Establishment of a Presidential Climate Change Coordinating Commission
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South Africa’s Establishment of a Presidential Climate Change Coordinating Commission

The cabinet of South Africa has approved the establishment of the Presidential Climate Change Coordinating Commission on the 9th of September 2020. Its mandate is to  coordinate the implementation of  South Africa’s Low Emissions Development Strategy, and the revised National Waste Management Strategy 2020. The Commission also will coordinate the just transition to a low...

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