report | 11/2017

South Africa’s 2nd Annual Climate Change Report

South Africa’s 2nd Annual Climate Change Report 2016 is the main output of its climate change monitoring and evaluation system that tracks the country’s transition to a lower carbon and climate resilient economy and society as part of the implementation of its National Climate Change Response Policy.

brochure | 11/2017

Marine Spatial Planning

Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) is a decision-making process that guides where and when human activities occur in the ocean. Making the right activity takes place in the right area helps the ocean economy to grow sustainably - benefiting humans and the environment alike.

Factsheet | 09/2017

Jeffrey's Bay Wind Farm in Eastern Cape Province

Renewable energy and energy efficiency have played a central role in the International Climate Initiative (IKI) since its inception in 2008. The IKI supports more than 100 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. The factsheet presents a very prominent wind energy investment project in South Africa, Jeffrey´s Bay Wind Farm, co-funded by the IKI.

A publication as part of MEXIREC 2017.

report | 05/2017

From Challenges to Solutions

This report summarizes the International Learning Exchange Workshop of the Cities Fit for Climate Change project in partnership with Connective Cities in Durban (South Africa). which The key question of the workshop was: How can we improve integration of climate change aspects into urban development instruments, strategies and initiatives?

Factsheet | 11/2015

Championing Action Against Climate Change in South Africa

South Africa is particularly vulnerable to climate change owing to its environmental and socio-economic conditions. The impacts of climate change affect almost every sector, including agriculture, water, health, trade, transportation, infrastructural development, tourism and finance. Extreme weather events such as droughts or flooding will be felt most strongly by the poor. In addition, South Africa is a major emitter of greenhouse gases. The country's dependency on domestic coal has resulted in a yearly per capita emission rate of approximately 10 tonnes of carbon dioxide. This is 43% above the global average, making South Africa one of the 15 largest emitters of greenhouse gases worldwide and number one on the continent.

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