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Experts say climate change is the biggest threat to health in the 21st century, and in South Africa, data shows we are already losing many lives to non-optimal temperatures and extreme weather conditions. COP28 in December 2023 had many firsts – one marking the first-ever “Day of Health”, noting the intractable linkages between the health […]

News & Analysis Offshore oil rig

A new report warns of trillions in oil and gas revenues at risk by 2040, with demand set to fall globally in favour of cheaper renewables.

News & Analysis Field of solar panels

Accelerating renewables in line with the 1.5°C pathway would safeguard global GDP, inflation and jobs in the event of an oil and gas price shock.

News & Analysis Cyril Ramaphosa at COP28

World-renowned climatologist, Francois Engelbrecht, continues to call for urgent measures to mitigate global warming impacts on southern Africa.

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If it were not for the ingenuity of South African farmers who make alternative green energy plans, the entire agricultural sector would be under much more pressure.

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Generating electricity from fossil fuels has a hidden cost: South Africa’s already scarce supply of fresh water.

News & Analysis Coal-fired power station

Early planning, local economic diversification and participatory planning to empower communities are critical for a Just Transition, says the PCC.

Explainer Coal mining operations and machinery, Lesotho

Even using the cleanest technology available, coal’s severe environmental, health and climate consequences remain unavoidable.

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SA has about 32 000 commercial farmers contributing significantly to the country's economy. Maize, sugar, wine & livestock are all key players. But due to #climatechange, the future of farming is at risk. Adaptation is crucial. Read more here: https://bit.ly/3RXgAAA

Globally, over 2 billion people have been affected by drought since 1900. SA as the 30th driest country, faces escalating threats due to #climatechange. The impact of drought is pervasive. Urgent action is needed to combat this crisis. Read more here:

South Africa faces heightened risks of heatwaves & droughts, jeopardizing maize crops & the cattle industry. Extreme heat, droughts & more frequent floods affect the way we farm & how much our food costs. Read more: https://bit.ly/4aRtHMc
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