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28 April 2017
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18 Apr 2017
Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2017 – From World Development Indicators
The Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2017 uses maps, charts and analysis to illustrate, trends, challenges and measurement issues related to each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The...
30 Mar 2017
Big boost for platinum as world's mayors tackle urban air pollution
The plans of the mayors of the world’s biggest cities to tackle urban air pollution head-on are a major plus for platinum, which catalyses the exhaust systems of vehicles and is the key metal in...
28 Mar 2017
Perspectives for the energy transition: Investment needs for a low-carbon energy system
This joint study looks at the potential for decarbonisation in the energy sector in G20 countries and around the world. Chapter 3, “Global Energy Transition Prospects and the Role of Renewables”,...
07 Mar 2017
Biogas for road vehicles: Technology brief
Switching to biogas as vehicle fuel can reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector between 60% and 80% compared to fossil-based fuels like gasoline and diesel. This brief highlights...
16 Feb 2017
dti: SA and Germany to host fuel cell bus workshop in Cape Town
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in partnership with the German government, will host a fuel bus workshop at the South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre (SARETEC) in...
17 Jan 2017
"Eskom wrong about renewable energy costs"
Eskom claims that renewable energy is causing a “net loss to the economy”, but if we look into the future and beyond vested interests, it is easy to see that renewable energy is now the cheapest...
08 Nov 2016
A New Era of Ambitious Global Climate Action
Nearly 200 countries will convene in Marrakesh, Morocco today to advance progress made on the Paris Agreement on climate change. Signed by 197 countries last December, the Paris Agreement sets out...
02 Nov 2016
SA: Judy Beaumont: Address by Deputy Director-General of Climate Change and Air Quality, at the National Stakeholder Consultation Session in preparation for COP 22/CMP12, National Monument, Pretoria (01/11/2016)
It is my pleasure to be with you today as we finalise our negotiating position and key messages that will guide South Africa’s delegation in the negotiations at the twenty second session of the...
Do Americans and Europeans waste 15 times more food than people in Africa?
Many African countries are taking stock of food shortages following unpredictable weather, forcing many to tighten their belts including through paying higher prices. But do wealthier countries...
20 Oct 2016
GCIS: Statement on the Cabinet meeting of 19 October 2016
1.  Implementation of Key Government Programmes 1.1. Cabinet wishes all students well as they embark on their final year examinations. The Class of 2016 are encouraged to stay focussed as they...
22 Aug 2016
Understanding Greenhouse Gas Emissions from the Passenger Transport Sector: Gauteng (August 2016)
This briefing document was prepared under WWF’s low carbon frameworks transport project, which seeks to document the different sources of emissions from the sector, and to explore the implications...
15 Jul 2016
SAA: First flight to operate with biofuel made from locally grown tobacco plants
The South African Airways Group (SAA) today operated Africa’s first sustainable Biofuel flights. Today’s SAA and Mango flights on Boeing 737-800s between Johannesburg and Cape Town make history as...
28 Jun 2016
Feeding Climate Change – What the Paris Agreement means for food and beverage companies (June 2016)
The Paris Agreement marked a major breakthrough in support for climate action from many parts of the business community, including from key actors in the food and beverage sector. But despite...
18 May 2016
DoE: Tina Joemat-Pettersson: Address by Minister of Energy, at the building and household Energy Efficiency campaign event, African Utility week conference, Cape Town (17/05/2016)
Today is one of South Africa’s proudest days as we dedicate our Energy Efficiency efforts in the country to officially unveil the energy efficiency label.
11 May 2016
Nuclear RFP will yield ‘binding’ financial information – Minister
Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson told lawmakers on Wednesday that the upcoming nuclear request for proposal (RFP) would enable South Africa to secure the “binding commercial and financial...
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