Posts Tagged ‘Climate Change’

Global climate framework to be moulded to SA’s needs

Government, stakeholders and industry on Monday embarked on a three-day workshop to adapt and align a recently tabled global framework to the nation’s climate change ambitions. The ‘Roadmap towards the national implementation of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS)’ workshop, hosted by the Department of Environmental Affairs, the South African Weather Service and the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), would explore potential implications of implementing the GFCS in South Africa.

Draft climate change monitoring, evaluation system to be completed by year-end

A draft monitoring and evaluation system, which forms part of South Africa’s climate change response policy, is expected to be finalised by the end of the year, Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) Climate Change and Air Quality Management deputy …

LDCs demand clarity on climate-change mitigation finance from developed States

The United Nations (UN) Least Developed Countries (LDCs) collective has requested that industrialised nations provide detailed information about the finance they are willing to provide to aid vulnerable States in their adaptation to, and mitigation of,…

Global carbon emissions hit record high in 2012

China led a rise in global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to a record high in 2012, casting doubt over the chances of limiting global warming to what scientists regard as an acceptable level.

Falls in CO2 emissions by the US and Europe were offset by …

Climate change negatively affects the global economy

Carbon advisory firm Promethium Carbon, together with the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB), launched a publication earlier this month that provides reporting committees and internal auditors with a reference tool on integrated and climate-chan…

Carbon calculator assists in determining carbon footprint

The South African Fruit and Wine Industry Confronting Climate Change initiative, which is in its second phase, updated its carbon calculator this year to assist members in the agriculture sector in calculating their carbon footprint. The new carbon cal…

New GHG accreditation programme launched to improve credibility

The South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) launched an accreditation programme last month for greenhouse gases (GHG) validation and verification bodies (V/VBs), in accordance with International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) standa…

Dairy processing plant most energy efficient in southern hemisphere

The integration of Swedish technology into local dairy company Coega Dairy’s processing plant at the Coega Industrial Development Zone outside Port Elizabeth, has elevated the plant’s status to the “most environment-friendly and energy efficient …

Paint technology reduces domestic energy consumption

South African homes can lower their energy consumption costs and contribute to environmental sustainability by using coatings manufacturer Plascon’s roof paint, Nuroof Cool, with Herotech Enviroshield formulation.

Second Africa CDM centre to be established

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has established a second regional collaboration centre in Africa to assist under-represented regions to realise the benefits of the Kyoto Protocol’s clean development mechanism (CDM) …