Carbon and Finance News

New analytics tool removes guesswork out of carbon tax compliance

As the world’s 14th largest emitter of carbon dioxide, South Africa has an urgent responsibility to drive a positive response to climate change by striving for a lower-carbon economy. This is according to Francois du Plessis, [...]

SA road freight companies could be cutting their carbon emissions in half

Road freight is one of the largest contributors to carbon emissions in South Africa – but by making better logistical choices, road freight companies can reduce carbon emissions and save nearly R1.5bn on carbon taxes, research [...]

SA’s ‘youngest ambassador’ plants 750 spekbooms

by Erene Oberholzer A young local wants to educate South Africa on the superpowers of SA’s ‘wonder plant’, the spekboom. Photo: Facebook.com/CTSpekboomInitiative/ 711 SHARES Eleven-year-old Chris-Tiaan Nortjé from KwaZulu-Natal has spent his time planting 750 spekbooms during [...]

Microsoft will be carbon negative by 2030

By   Brad Smith – President Microsoft President Brad Smith, Chief Financial Officer Amy Hood and CEO Satya Nadella preparing to announce Microsoft’s plan to be carbon negative by 2030. (Jan. 15, 2020/Photo by Brian Smale) The [...]

Where nitrous oxide,a greenhouse gas 300-times stronger than CO2,is being emitted

By Michael J. Coren & Daniel WolfeJanuary 14, 2020 If something is burning, nitrous oxide is flowing into the atmosphere. Increasingly, the most concentrated nitrous oxide sources come from humans burning fossil fuels and transforming ecosystems. [...]

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 [...]