Archive: Climate change


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Should nuclear power be a serious contender as South Africa navigates an energy crisis and the need to decarbonise.

News & Analysis Different variations of chocolate.

Climate change affects all aspects of life including guilty pleasures like chocolate, which gets more expensive as cocoa yields decrease.

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The ongoing effects of climate change may cause rhinos to go extinct unless adaptation measures are implemented, according to new research.

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A new climate change impact synthesis report highlights the effects of climate change on South Africa and its impact on people’s lives.

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Experts say climate change is the biggest threat to health in the 21st century. In South Africa, many lives are already being lost to extreme weather.

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

News & Analysis Smog over Cape Town cityscape

South Africa’s heavy coal dependence is driving a climate and health crisis — tackling both together will reap huge benefits for people and the economy.

News & Analysis Cityscape of Johannesburg

Authorities confirm methane gas caused last month’s explosion in Johannesburg city, which killed one person and injured several others.

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“The era of global boiling has arrived”, said UN chief António Guterres, and leaders must take drastic and immediate action to limit climate catastrophe.

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Where governments and corporates are failing to take adequate climate action, a new report details the growing trends in litigation against them.

News & Analysis Utility-scale battery storage facility

Investing in energy storage can quickly address load shedding and lay the foundations for a cleaner, more secure power system, said the IISD.

News & Analysis Gas plant facility

Strategy documents from one of the world’s largest fossil gas lobby reveal the industry’s campaigns to lock in fossil gas and stall progression to net zero worldwide. Analysis of the documents, published by the think tank InfluenceMap, shows the International Gas Union (IGU) has sought to redefine the role of gas in the face of growing […]

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The three gas-to-power ships will “cost South Africa billions of rand and be loaded onto your electricity bill”, argues OUTA.

News & Analysis Aerial view of ship in channel

EU demand for coal imports is set to plummet by 2030, to be replaced by critical minerals and technologies for the clean energy transition.

News & Analysis Electricity pylons

The programme is the largest on the African continent for the procurement of renewable energy and resource efficiency for public facilities.

News & Analysis Wind farm, Spain

The EU is firmly on its clean energy transition, with renewables and green technologies at the front and centre of new economic partnerships.

News & Analysis Eskom's Kusile coal power station

Eskom’s plan to temporarily bypass sulphur dioxide controls at Kusile coal power plant poses a deadly health risk to local communities.

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No wind turbines were connected to South Africa’s grid in 2022, inhibiting progress toward solving load-shedding and fossil fuel price volatility.

News & Analysis Wind turbines at sunset

Wind and solar energy grew to a record 12 per cent of global electricity generation in 2022, according to a new report by Ember.