report | 08/2018

Synthesis Report: Planning for ecosystem-based adaptation in Fiji

This synthesis report provides an overview of the first steps used to identify, prioritise, and implement ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) projects in Taveuni, Fiji. The report is based on a detailed series of technical reports prepared for the PEBACC project by Watershed Professionals Network LLC in collaboration with ECONorthwest.

report | 08/2018

Synthesis Report: Planning for ecosystem-based adaptation in Vanuatu

This synthesis report provides an overview of the first steps involved to identify, prioritise, and implement ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) projects in Port Vila, Vanuatu, and is based on a detailed series of technical reports prepared for the PEBACC project by RMIT University, Griffith University, and Victoria University Wellington.

report | 07/2018

Eco-blend cements for low-carbon construction

Cement production is instrumental to the government’s infrastructure expansion plans and development goals. Given its significant carbon footprint, using conventional cement in the planned infrastructure build will make the achievement of South Africa’s greenhouse gas mitigation commitments more difficult. Substituting clinker with Supplementary Cementitious Materials to create cements with lower environmental impact (eco-blends) is the simplest and most obvious option to reduce cement’s carbon footprint.

report | 07/2018

Surplus food from farms and firms onto forks

Farmers, fresh produce markets, food manufacturers and food retailers routinely generate surplus foods. Much of this ends up as waste. If diverted in time, a sizeable share of this food can instead be redirected for human consumption, helping to alleviate hunger, and creating several benefits for the generating firms. Redirecting surplus food will also avoid the loss of significant amounts of energy, water and financial capital embedded in wasted food, and the greenhouse gases resulting from its decomposition at landfills.

report | 07/2018

Solar thermal technologies: clean fit for food and beverage industries

Solar thermal technologies can best supply the low to medium heat range required for processing in the food and beverage industries. Currently in agriprocessing in South Africa, up to 77% of energy use is for heating processes. Most of this energy comes from non-renewable sources, leading to extensive greenhouse gas emissions. There is an emerging climate-smart opportunity for solar thermal technology businesses to capture this market.

report | 07/2018

Cement sector: Life Cycle Optimisation Service

A Life Cycle Optimisation Service can improve the carbon footprint of cement manufacturers by optimizing the sourcing and distribution of raw materials used for the production and distribution of cements with lower environmental impact (‘eco-blends’). The service will help to minimise costs and achieve greater greenhouse gas emissions savings on a life cycle basis and at a sector level than would otherwise be achieved by the sum of individual producer efforts.

report | 07/2018

International Safety Standards in Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heat Pump

This paper intends to provide policy makers, standard authorities and private sector representatives with an overview and orientation on international safety standards for ACR&HP systems, in particular addressing developing countries that intend to widen the use of environmentally friendly refrigerants in a safe way. The document identifies what is currently feasible with existing safety standard requirements, and what possibilities exist to ease the barriers and improve safety standards for the future.

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