Carbon and Finance News

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 [...]

PPC could have a US$7 million bill should the carbon tax be implemented

PPC has said that adverse weather negatively affected cement and concrete sales in South Africa in January and February 2017. Rainfall in excess of 200mm was experienced in many parts of South Africa over the two [...]

Green bonds to drive investment

In particular, the popularity of green bonds has exploded over the past few years, with Asian, European and to some extent North American governments and corporations completing dozens of issues over the past year alone. Until [...]

Spekboom fixing carbon for free

Climate change is an increasing problem globally; and South Africa is among the top 20 largest producers of carbon emissions in the world. Reducing our carbon footprint is more important than ever. The Wonder Plant social [...]