Carbon and Finance News

SAEEC explores the carrot and stick approaches to emission management in South Africa

Carbon tax can be said to be present and imminent in South Africa and it is slated to affect all industries. However, it is apparent that phase 1 of the carbon tax will penalise companies whose [...]

Clean Tech programme integrates with the TIA

GCIP-SA now part of TIA The Global Cleantech Innovation Programme for SMMEs and Start-ups in South Africa (GCIP-SA) was integrated into the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) on 1 January 2018. This marks an important new chapter [...]

World’s renewable energy cities

The CDP formally the Carbon Disclosure Project reports that now over 100 cities now get at least 70% of their electricity from renewable sources such as hydro, geothermal, solar and wind. CDP,  runs the global disclosure [...]

Growing a green economy – one outcome at a time

South Africa is making strides in building a green economy. But in order to succeed, it needs innovative funding strategies, says Dr François Bonnici.  MORE than 600 million people across Africa lack access to clean, safe [...]

COP 23 Innovation Hub overview

At the UN Climate Change Conference this year (COP23, from 6 to 17 November) nations of the world will meet to advance the aims and ambitions of the Paris Agreement and achieve progress on its implementation guidelines. The [...]

Woolworths Good News Journey

Woolworths Holdings Limited (WHL) is pleased to announce the 10th anniversary of its Good Business Journey (GBJ), a flagship South African sustainability programme that was launched in 2007 by Simon Susman, now Chairman of WHL, as a [...]

Investing in sustainability has enhanced Van Dyck value

Investing in sustainability and The Carbon Trust Standard is not only a risk management tool, believes Dr Mehran Zarrebini, CEO of PFE International, holding company of Van Dyck Carpets. Being recognised as an independently verified environmentally [...]

WISP celebrates success in growing the green economy

WISP is a free facilitation service, funded by the City of Cape Town as well as the Western Cape Government and delivered by GreenCape, the Sector Developmental Agency for the green economy in the province. By [...]

Comparison – Canadian and SA carbon tax regimes

The BC regime is characterized by a simplified tax with a range of compensatory mechanisms, designed to make the tax “revenue-neutral.” The BC government has applied the tax across all economic sectors, collecting tax primarily at [...]

Green bonds launch in France, South Africa and Columbia

All green bonds, all the time. The ‘green’ in green bonds may be the cheaper money the issues are able to raise because of the marketing appeal of renewable energy and water resources. French energy company [...]