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South Africa's big step towards carbon resilient society

After much anticipation, the Draft Carbon Tax Bill ha,s been released for public consultation. Wrapping up a 5 year process, the draft bill will require Greenhouse Gas emitters to pay a tax for fossil based carbon emissions. This is set to aid…

What is the Road to Paris all about?

In December this year a critical meeting of world leaders, climate and environmental activists, business tycoons and fossil fuel lobbyists will take place in Paris. This meeting, the 21st UN Climate Change Conference, known as COP21, is crucial…
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A new way to stop climate change – go after the big polluters' money

Much as most of us wish for a world without climate change, most of us are also still invested in the fossil fuels that are causing most climate change in two ways: through our personal consumption of oil, gas and coal – and through our investments…
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Decoding divestment

Climate activists have long been calling on organisations to put their money where their mouth is when it comes to climate action. Many companies have extensive PR campaigns or CSR programmes espousing how green they are, yet hold investments…

An innovative way of financing and supporting emission reduction projects in Africa

Addressing both the development needs and the mitigation trajectory required to deal with climate change is a challenge.  Carbon credits can be generated through a number of standards of which the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and the Verified…

A journey to lower carbon lifestyle

Why do companies measure their carbon footprint? Why do they offset their emissions? Why do individuals make big decisions to curb emissions and ensure processes are more efficient? One reason is that we are in a good space to do this; the effects…

Solar PV Jobs – You don’t have to be an engineer to work in the Solar PV industry

The Solar PV industry is an excellent one to join, especially in South Africa. The Solar Photovoltaic (PV) industry is one of the most exciting, fastest growing and environmentally friendly industries in the world, and in South Africa the…

The latest update on Carbon Tax

The potential for jobs in carbon accounting and carbon project development South Africa’s Carbon Tax—what it means for potential future jobs. The Carbon Tax in South Africa, which was first proposed in 2013 and most recently postponed…

What do you need to start your green career? Taking short courses is often sufficient

The increasing urgency to consider, protect and conserve the environment has produced a powerful and fast-growing Green workforce The Green Industry has experienced some of the fastest growth compared to other industries in the last decade,…